PPP (Asif Zardari calls for National Women Empowerment Plan.)

Islamabad: “We need to strengthen the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and also devise a National empowerment Plan with specific and time bound goals for ending discrimination against women “.

This has been stated by the President PPPP Mr. Asif Ali Zardari on the eve of International Women Day being observed today( Thursday).

He said that the Party drew inspiration from its leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who broke glass ceilings set for women and will never compromise on the rights of women.

Mr. Zardari said that the Party will never allow the perpetuation of discrimination against women or their exploitation in the name of ideology.

“The Party assures the women of Pakistan of full support in their struggle against all forms of exploitation and discrimination”.

He said that in the recent Senate election the PPP brought into the upper House women from Sindh belonging to a most marginalized section of the society to underscore the Party’s political philosophy in respect of women emancipation.

The former President also lauded women for their struggle for gender equality and ending discrimination and exploitation.

“We salute and express gratitude to the brave and courageous men and women engaged in this struggle”.