Saima Saleem is Pakistan’s first civil servant to be visually impaired and serving as the Second Secretary on Human Rights Affairs at the United Nations. She has received the praises of all Pakistanis in the past few days because of her staunch speech at the United Nations General Assembly where she shed light on India’s brutal atrocities in Kashmir. In a video posted on Twitter, Saima Saleem can be seen reading her speech in braille language as she exercises her right to reply back to the Indian representative.
Saima Saleem @SSaima11, our diplomat and pride, exercising right of reply and delivering a befitting to response to Modi's govt. Saima is visually impaired but brilliantly presented Pakistan's case on the global stage. 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/xGKIFsLBle
— Abdullah Babar Awan (@AbdullahBabarPK) September 25, 2021
When the clip of Saima Saleem reached social media, users had showered praises on the woman for her staunch reply and called her the pride of our foreign service.
Celebrities like Mahira Khan also took to Twitter to admire the civil servant’s powerful argument.
Saima Saleem! You have done us all proud’ wah! 🙏🏼🇵🇰🕊@SSaima11 https://t.co/XZaTka4LMc
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) September 27, 2021
Other Twitter users called her a powerful woman for her confidence and called her the Pride of Pakistan
Pride of Pakistan 🇵🇰
Pakistani Blind diplomat Saima Saleem is speaking on Kashmir, at 76 session of UNGA . Her brother Yusaf Saleem is the first blind judge of Pakistan. Her blind sister, is a lecturer at the University of Lahore. pic.twitter.com/d1JR8qOl5S
— Beautiful Pakistan 🇵🇰 (@PakistanInPeace) September 25, 2021
Saima Saleem stood 6th in CCS exam & joined Foreign Service, her sister is a teacher at a University in Lahore & PhD candidate, her brother Yousuf Saleem topped written examination for the Civil Judge.
All three are blind by birth.#SaimaSaleem#UNGA https://t.co/do2S8sl6DK
— Usman Warraich (@AdvUsmanWaraich) September 26, 2021
Greetings to this blind Pakistani girl Saima Saleem. She spoke with truth and evidence, which caused the Indian girl, accustomed to not hearing the truth, to flee the UN Assembly. This girl is a million times better than Ghareeda.#PMImranKhanAtUNGA#WhyNotMeriJaan pic.twitter.com/ZXyy9PIhdL
— WASEEM MUGHAL (@waseem786_) September 25, 2021
First Blind Diplomat of Pakistan in the UN Mission at the General Assembly session. ❤
Pakistan is proud of Saima Saleem .
She represented Pakistan in a brilliant manner #Pakistan #UNGA #UNGA76 pic.twitter.com/pR1Ds2gsns
— Dawood Umar (@dawoodawan99) September 26, 2021
We congratulate you for your well deserved achievement Saima Saleem and we hope that this paves the path for more disabled people to gain a chance to represent their country at international platforms!