ISLAMABAD: The government is considering increasing the job quota for women in federal and provincial departments from 10 to 20 percent, sources told Daily Times on Sunday.
They said the Women Development Ministry has moved a summary detailing the proposal to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, which has been recommended by the Establishment Division.
The Law and Justice Ministry has also endorsed the summary, according to the sources. Former president General Ziaul Haq had allocated a five percent quota for women in government jobs, which was increased to 10 percent during the Gen (r) Pervez Musharraf-led government.
Source: Daily Times