National Assembly passes resolution to pay homage to women

05:26 PM | 8 Mar, 2017
National Assembly passes resolution to pay homage to women
ISLAMABAD - National Assembly Wednesday passed a resolution unanimously to pay tribute to women who had been struggling in all professions including homemakers and breadwinners.

According to the APP, the resolution was moved by Shaista Pervaiz Malik in the house on behalf of all the members.

The house appreciated all the women who had contributed to the democratic struggle in the country. The resolution condemned all acts of injustice, discrimination and violence against women.

The resolution acknowledged that there was still a long path to traverse for making conducive environment for the empowerment and protection of women as guaranteed by the Constitution.

It may be mentioned here that like other countries in the world, Pakistan is also observing International Women’s Day 2017 today (Wednesday) with a resolve to empower women.

The day (March 8) brings an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women who have achieved success and proved to be at par with men in diverse fields of life.

A number of events are being organised across the country to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Several organisations are holding seminars, conferences, to highlight the issues facing women in Pakistan.