Pakistan has expressed deep sorrow on the passing away of Special Adviser and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for HIV/AIDS in Asia Dr. Nafis Sadik.
In a press release, Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Sadik and pray for the departed soul.
Dr Sadik was one of the most accomplished Pakistanis and a leading international voice on population policies, and maternal and child health.
She won numerous awards globally in recognition of her extra- ordinary services.
At the United Nations, she served at important positions most notably as the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund becoming the first woman to head a UN major voluntarily funded program.
She was a torch bearer for women and girls from around the world, breaking glass ceilings during her career and showcasing women empowerment in true sense.