LAHORE - Like other parts of the globe, World Hijab Day was observed across the country on Saturday to raise awareness about the rights of Muslim women, including wearing hijab. World Hijab Day is observed on September 4 to mark the gruesome murder of hijab-clad Egyptian woman Marwa Al-Sherbini by a German racist in courtroom that sent shock-waves among Muslims. Jamaat-e-Islami Women Wing organised rallies and demonstrations in major cities including Lahore to mark the day. In Lahore, Begum Qazi Hussain Ahmed and other women wing leaders led the rally participated by a large number of women. The participants were carrying party flags and placards and banners inscribed with writings in support of veil. The participants demanded the rulers to take measures for the protection of Muslim womens dress code. Addressing the participants, Farid Piracha said Islam has given respect to the womenfolk in the shape of hijab. He said that it was responsibility of the government to establish Islamic norms in the society. He said that it was a pity that the women were not allowed to wear hijab in western countries.