Mrs Pakistan 2008 Crowned in Toronto
Something cheerful for Pakistanis to begin the new year 2008 with. San Francisco-based Saman Hasnain, a 37-year-old mother of two and real estate agent by profession, was short-listed for the competition and crowned Mrs Pakistan World by voters online. She will now represent Pakistan in Mrs World 2008 and Mrs Globe 2008 pageants. The pageant, which is into its second year, was organized by Toronto-based Miss Canada Pakistan Inc. that has also been running Miss Pakistan World for Pakistan-origin girls worldwide since 2002. IANS was told that ‘the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, who was the voice of modern Pakistani women, is a blow to us. But we want to show the world that Pakistani women have a global voice. Liberal Pakistan-origin women have a platform in Canada to tell the world that they are among the most beautiful women in the world.” Saman Hasnain plans to expand her charitable work in Pakistan where she has already built a school for 1,000 children and worked with an NGO Development in Literacy.