ISLAMABAD: Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq Saturday said that we were committed to emancipate women and protected them from all kinds of exploitation and discrimination.
In this struggle, we were inspired by the teachings of Islam and vision of our founding father Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he added.
He expressed these views in a message on “International Women Day” being celebrated throughout the world on Sunday, said a press release issued here.
He said “there is no denying the fact that participation of the womenfolk is imperative for socio-economic development of a state and society”.
No headway could be made without their visible and active participation, he added.
The Speaker said that women in our society were confronting severe problems regarding education, healthcare and employment. He said there was a need to change the mindset and perception of people to protect women rights and to bring them into mainstream.
Ayaz called upon the civil society, NGOs, international development partners, media, corporate sector and particularly the women themselves to come forward and play their role for protection of women’s rights. -Reuters