KARACHI: The Mazar-e-Quaid on Saturday was illuminated pink in solidarity with breast cancer patients and survivors.
The monumental Mazar-e-Quaid can be observed from various parts of the city, but instead of its white colour, the Mazar is lit up by pink lights on occasion of breast cancer awareness month.
Chief executive of the Pink Ribbon Campaign Umer Aftab stated on Friday that his organization marks Pinktober campaign in October every year to help foster breast cancer awareness and research.
He said that in Pakistan some 40,000 women die every year because of breast cancer.
Umer further pointed out that about 9.8 million women in Pakistan are at risk of breast cancer.
He was of the view that in case of early detection of the disease the chances of survival are more than 90 percent.
Umer stated that the Pink Ribbon campaign has been started in the country in the year 2004 and since then there has been 30 percent increase in the turnout of the patients.
He said that awareness drives have also been initiated in the academic institutions.