On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Federal Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar, announced the launch of the National Gender Policy Framework on Tuesday.
Asad Umar, speaking at the ceremony in Islamabad, stated that the National Gender Policy sought to provide an organized process with clear objectives for improving the lives of women while also providing them with equal opportunity to flourish in the workplace.
“Women make significant contributions in a variety of fields and play a major part in economic activity, and it is crucial that their contributions are recognized,” he said.
The Federal Minister for Inter-Provincial Coordination, Dr. Fehmida Mirza, the Federal Minister for Human Rights, Shireen Marazi, Parliamentary Secretary PD&SI Kanwal Shauzab, Lieutenant General Nigar Johar, and several other dignitaries from various walks of life were present at the launching ceremony.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is being marked today around the world, including in Pakistan, to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women in a variety of professions.
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The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”
PM Imran Khan, speaking at an event in Islamabad in honour of International Women’s Day, emphasized the need for women’s education in order to move the country ahead.
According to him, “this fight was also vital for the protection of the rights of weak groups of the population, particularly women.”