By Andleeb Khan
ISLAMABAD, Saturday, October 10, 2020 (WNP/DL):The Supreme Court of Pakistan was illuminated in the pink colour in support of Pink Ribbon on Saturday to raise awareness on the issue of ‘Breast Cancer’.
The event was organised in commemoration of PINKtober – Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign which is most important for millions of women of Pakistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Founder of Pink Ribbon Omer Aftab said it is indeed an honour for us to illuminate the highest court of appeal in Pakistan for such a noble cause. Involvement of such a sanctified institution has provided hope to thousands of breast cancer patients in Pakistan.
He expressed his deep gratitude to Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed for his generous support for the illumination of the prestigious building to spread awareness about breast cancer.
It is so unfortunate that breast cancer alone claims 40,000 lives every year due to ignorance, late diagnosis and myths related to breast cancer. Despite the fact, that out of all the types of cancers, breast cancer is only cancer that can be cured successfully if diagnosed at an early stage. Said, Omer Aftab
He said that as per the new statistics, over 10 million Pakistani women are at high risk of getting breast cancer in their lifetime. We need to re-establish our health structure based on better-researched statistics of disease burden.
Besides this, a special focused awareness drive is required to promote the concept of “prevention is better than cure” as a better healthy lifestyle can prevent breast cancer up to 40%.