Islamabad, March 06, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf has approved the names of the Members of the National Commission on the Status of Women.
According to a press release issued by Ministry of Human Rights, in a follow up to establishment of the National Commission and appointment of Ms. Kahwar Mumtaz as its Chairperson, the Prime Minister approved the names of the following as members:
Ms Saira Afzal Tarar and Ms Tanveer Jahan from Punjab, Ms. Uzma Noorani and Mr. Muhammad Jan Odhano from Sindh, Ms. Zubaida Noor and Ms. Sadia Qasim Shah from Khyber Pakhtunkhawa, Justice (Retd.) Mehta Kailash Nath Kohli and Mrs. Shereen Gul from Balochistan, Ms. Nusrat Shaheen, AJK, Ms. Sadia Danish, Gilgit-Ballistan, Ms. Zainab Azmat, FATA, Ms. Kishwar Naheed, Islamabad Capital Territory and Mrs. Najmi Saleem, Minorities.
The Commission will have representation of Ex-officio members one each from Ministries of Finance, Interior, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights and Law & Justice.
Consequent upon nomination of the above members, the Commission has become functional to perform its duties assigned under National Commission on the Status of Women Act 2012 (Act No. VIII of 2012).
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