Saima Saleem, Pakistan’s first visually-impaired UN delegate, is being praised for her fiery speech at UNGA!
On Saturday, Saima Saleem, the first differently-abled female Pakistani diplomat made every citizen proud by giving a befitting response to India at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Saima Saleem stated that it is India that endorses terrorism in the occupied territory of Kashmir in a response to an Indian diplomat’s allegations against Pakistan.
This was the first time a speech was read by 🇵🇰 by Counselor Ms. Saima Saleem in braille at the GA debate.
Pride of Pakistan 🇵🇰 🇺🇳 #Kashmir #RoR @ForeignOfficePk @ImranKhanPTI @GovtofPakistan pic.twitter.com/NkqfWWgLWA
— Permanent Mission of Pakistan to UN, NY (@PakistanUN_NY) September 25, 2021
She received praises from all over the world for her courage and for using braille for the first time at the UNGA and for becoming a civil servant despite all the challenges she faced.
I congratulate Saima Saleem, my team member, for successfully putting forward Pakistan's position by exercising right of reply.
She spoke using Braille for the first time from UNGA hall.#SaimaSaleem #UNGA 🇵🇰🇺🇳 pic.twitter.com/iy7K8h1HZI
— Amb Munir Akram,Permanent Representative to the UN (@PakistanPR_UN) September 25, 2021
While I disagree with the substance of the statement I have great admiration for the confidence with which she read out the statement in Braille. She would be a great inspiration for the visually impaired. Appreciate the challenges she had to overcome to be in Civil Service.
— kumaresh misra – Be Sane Be Safe (@k1misra) September 25, 2021
The women of my country 🇵🇰❤️ pic.twitter.com/epKh01G4dW
— Ihtisham Ul Haq (@iihtishamm) September 25, 2021
پاکستان کی اس غیور بیٹی نے جو بینائی سے محروم ہیں، آج اقوام متحدہ میں تاریخی بیان دے کر عالمی ضمیر جھنجھوڑا ہے۔
وہ عالمی ضمیر جو بھارت کے معمالے پر اندھا ہو جاتا ہے۔ آج اگر وہ ان کی باتوں پر غور کرے تو سب نظر آ جائے pic.twitter.com/QaKG5ipGfz
— Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din (@ShahabSpeaks) September 25, 2021
Well done, Saima Saleem. I look forward to meeting you soon.
— Cynthia D. Ritchie (@CynthiaDRitchie) September 25, 2021
Proud of our brilliant diplomat Saima Saleem for her outstanding response at #UNGA .Women of Pakistan making us all very proud as they are breaking barriers & setting new standards of excellence! https://t.co/Ly9zJrifex
— Maleeka Ali Bokhari (@MalBokhari) September 25, 2021
Saw India& Pakistan secretaries' replies at the UN
1. Sneha Dubey:- Loved her fiery response, confident speech &"To the point" approach.
— Vinay (@nevermindmesyng) September 26, 2021