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Treasury benches oppose 33pc job quota for women

KARACHI – Sindh Assembly on Thursday rejected a private resolution for reserving at least 33 per cent jobs for women in provincial and Federal govt departments and allowed a mover to withdraw the resolution regarding NFC Award.

Opposition PML (F) member Nusrat Bano Sehar Abbasi moved a private resolution which says,’this Assembly is of the opinion and recommends to the govt of Sindh to approach the Federal govt to reserve at least 33 per cent job opportunities for the female workers in each departments/institutions under administrative control of Federal govt as well as provincial government’.

Supporting her resolution, Nusrat Abbasi said that secret behind the developed countries was that they had given 50 per cent representation to female in all sectors but in Pakistan, which was created in the name of Islam, women were not given jobs according to the proportionate percentage of population of female.

She said that history showed that women had remained in the forefront with men and played important role, adding, that mother of nation Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah, Begum Rana Liaquat Ali and others played their due role for independence of our motherland.

She said that huge number of women working in different factories were supporting their male family members while in many cases women were sole bread earners of their families.

She said that since it was male dominated society so these working women were not only facing harassment at working place, but discriminatory treatments were being meted out to them at various places.

Nusrat Abbasi said there was no denying the fact that PPP was one of the biggest party, which had struggled under the leadership of Benazir Bhutto and believes in empowerment of women. She hoped that her resolution would be passed.

Sindh Minister Shoaib Bukhari said that this govt believed in the empowerment of women which was manifested in the election of a woman as Speaker of National Assembly, Deputy Speaker Provincial Assembly besides a number of women ministers were actively serving the masses.

He said that there were several women judges working in Sindh High Court and five lady doctors were heading important departments in Civil Hospital Karachi.

Sindh Minister for Information Shazia Marri said that womenfolk of Pakistan were much more politically aware than the female of developed countries like US and UK, adding, that there was no quota system in Europe or West.
Source: The Nation

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