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Women Empowerment: Interlinked with their economic independence says NA Speaker

Islamabad, March 01, 2023 (PPI-OT): Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that women are part and parcel for socioeconomic development of the country. He said that the constitution guarantees provision of all fundamental rights to each Pakistani woman. He also said that women inclusive economic policies would ensure women empowerment in the country. He expressed these views during his meeting with UN Women Country Representative Ms. Sharmeela Rasool in Parliament House today.


National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervez Ashraf also stressed on the need to provide education, health and economic opportunities to all women. He said that CNIC is the basic right of identity and he would meet Chairman NADRA for eliminate all hurdles for issuing CNIC for women, especially those who belong to far-flung areas.


Member National Assembly Wajiha Qamar was also present in the meeting. She said that the Women Parliamentary Caucus (WPC) is playing an important role in ensuring women-friendly legislation. She also said that WPC would issue a consensus-based Manifesto for ensuring the provision of basic fundamental rights to all women.


UN Women Country Representative Ms. Sharmeela Rasool appreciated National Assembly Speaker’s vision for ensuring women-inclusive policies. She also appreciated the role played by WPC in ensuring women-friendly legislation. She said that the UN in Pakistan would keep on supporting Pakistani women, especially in the domain of employment and economic independence.


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National Assembly of Pakistan

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