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Gender equality pivotal for socio-uplift

Gender equality pivotal for socio-uplift

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Asharf while inaugurating the seminar, “Reclaiming the Space: Reading the Constitution from Women’s Perspective” organized by Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) said that the struggle of Pakistani Parliamentarians for furthering the cause of democracy is unmatchable in records of world political history. He also emphasized that social progress and development is interlinked with women inclusion in every sphere of life. He added,” the need of hour is to focus on implementation of laws regarding ensuring gender equality in every sphere of life.”

The Speaker also said that he has been honored and proud to learn politics from unmatchable and astute leadership of Mohtrama Shaheed Benazir Bhuttoo. He widely appreciates the active participation of women Parliamentarians in parliament of Pakistan. He added, “ensuring gender parity is pivotal for socio-economic progress”

While demanding for establishment of women Federal Ministry for empowering women, he added, “it is time that our men must come forward for empowering their women”. He also emphasized on need for direct elections of women Parliamentarians. He also said that the text of constitution is above gender discrimination.

Ms Shahida Rehmani General Secretary WPC said while addressing the seminar stressed on the need to gender parity and gender equality as enshrined in constitution. She also expressed gratitude to NA Speaker for supervising with dedication to the whole procedure of Gender Budgeting for this financial year. She said that WPC would continue strive for women and children friendly legislation. She said that since its inception in 2008, WPC has achieved milestones in increasing chances for women participation. MNA Mehnaz Akbar Aziz Convener Parliamentary Caucus on Child Rights signified the struggle of women parliamentarians.

Source: Pakistan Observer

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