Jahnara M Wattoo head S Media Punjab and provincial leader of Pakistan Peoples Party has said Pakistan People’s Party was fully committed to the welfare of women and the ideology of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir, who had remarked, “women’s rights are inseparable from human rights”.
She maintained the empowerment of women was the PPP’s manifesto and we had been striving to achieve this prime objective of the party. She recalled that a record number of bills related to women emancipation had been passed to empower women in the previous Pakistan Peoples Party government.
She said, this is the time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part. The whole nation already lauded the efforts of the previous PPP government in successfully passing legislative measures including protecting women from harassment at workplace, preventing acid attacks, discouraging anti women practices, creation of a Fund for women in distress and detention and legislation to punish several offences against women including depriving them from inheritance and forced marriage.
She appreciated the party’s decision to nominate Rubina Khalid as deputy chairperson Senate. She tweeted women empowerment is our Manifesto, and Shaheed Benaizr Bhutto was champion of women rights.
“Wise decision to nominate Rubina Khalid as deputy chairperson Senate.Women empowerment is our Manifesto.#SMBB was champion of women rights”