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Steps urged for women’s socio-economic empowerment

LARKANA: Speakers at a consultation session have called for evolving a comprehensive strategy to encourage and empower women socio-economically.

The session titled ‘Empowering Women Economically’ held in Shahdadkot on Monday was organised by the Pirbhat Women Development Society where Rubina Chandio, a human rights activist and social worker, stressed the need for chalking out a plan for evolving a women-friendly strategy on their future role in the country.

She said the purpose of the consultation was strengthening women economically and encouraging them to play their due role globally. Constructive and positive ideas would contribute in effectively structuring future planning, she said.

Social worker Wahab Pandrani said that even in this modern era, women in remote areas were deprived of their due rights and role. Living in remote areas, they faced mental and physical torture. Scientific approach was demanded in fighting against rotten traditions which revolved around suppression of women, he said. He also stood for launching strategic approach in uprooting mind set of treating women as subservient to men.

Advocate Waheed Bhatti, Mansoor Jarwar, Jarwar, Ms Bashul Buriro, Ms Saira Bhatti and others stressed lawmakers for introducing a legislation in the Sindh Assembly so as to protect women in real sense against injustices they confronted in different fields. They also called for educating women to help them understand their basic rights.

Even having flaws, the Benazir Bhutto Income Support Programme was a bit beneficial economically

for women, the speakers said. Ganhwar Brohi, Hubdar Mirjat, Mazhar Abro and others also spoke on the occasion.