NA speaker, deputy speaker express resolve to address challenges faced by women

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Suri on Monday have expressed their resolve to address the challenges faced by women.

In their separate messages in connection with International Women’s Day, the speaker said protection of women’s rights is top priority of the incumbent government, because it is imperative for formation of a progressive society.

Deputy speaker Qasim Khan Suri said Pakistan’s Constitution guarantees fundamental rights of women, including financial security, job, business, education and freedom of choice in their profession, participation in political and social activities.

It is to be mentioned here that International Women’s Day is being observed worldwide today (Monday) to acknowledge the outstanding contributions by women in different fields across the globe.

This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world”.

Besides celebrating women’s achievements, the day also aims to raise awareness about women’s equality, lobby for accelerated gender parity and raise funds for female-focused charities.