President Dr. Arif Alvi says lap of mother is the first learning institution for a child in the family.

Addressing a ceremony in connection with International Women’s Day in Islamabad today (Sunday), he said the role of women for the next generation is undisputable.

The President said women are playing a key role in all walks of life.

He said number of female graduates and position holders in many academic disciplines in Pakistan is higher as compared to males.

He said provision of facilities to women at work place is very important in order to give them an opportunity to fully utilize their potential.