Islamabad, December 22, 2012 (PPI-OT): I extend warm felicitation to the working women on the auspicious occasion of working women day being observed today.
Women in Pakistan possess enormous capabilities. They are making useful contributions whether at workplace or at home. Pakistani women have demonstrated extra ordinary talent and have excelled in politics, business and other fields of our socio-economic life. Many talented Pakistani women have earned international acclaim and brought laurels to Pakistan. Muhtarma Benazir Bhutto is one of the finest examples of Pakistani women who is known for her high calibre, extra ordinary talent and contributions the world over.
It is unfortunate that women all over the world and more so in Pakistan have been subjected to varying degrees of gender discrimination and exploitation as a result of prejudice. The situation must, however, change as we want to establish an egalitarian society where in everyone enjoys equal rights and opportunities.
Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed who was a great Champion of women’s rights once said “The discrimination against women can only begin to erode when women are educated and employed. Empowerment is only a right to have political freedom. Empowerment is the right to be independent, to be educated; to have choices in life”.
Pakistan Peoples Party, according to the vision of Mohtrama Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, has always been endeavouring hard to afford the women of Pakistan a fair and just environment to help them elevate their socio-economic status in the society.
In the present democratic government has introduced significant legislations for empowering women and protecting their rights. Besides, the government has created a lot of space for the women folk to partake in politics, education, business, industry and agriculture. I hope that these measures will go a long way in making our women socially vibrant and economically viable.
This is however not the end. I assure the women folk of Pakistan that Pakistan Peoples Party under the able guidance of President Asif Ali Zardari and with the cooperation of our allies will leave no stone unturned to secure their betterment and welfare and making them equal partners in social life.
I once again express my best wishes for the wellbeing and prosperity of our working women and hope that they will continue to work with even more devotion and diligence not only to promote their own welfare but of their country as well.
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