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Under Article 53(8) When the National Assembly is dissolved, the Speaker shall continue in his office till the person elected to fill the office by the next Assembly enters upon his office

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Women Rights Imperative For Progressive Society: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq
Wednesday, 8th March, 2017

Islamabad; March 8, 2017: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that the role of women was very important in prosperity and progress of every society but it was unfortunate that women around the globe were abused, harassed, marginalized and were compelled to live a miserable life under constant shadow of violence, discrimination and poverty. He stressed upon the world community for collective efforts and better legislation to protect women rights. He expressed these view in his message on International Women day being commemorated throughout the world today.

He said that Islam gives equal respect and rights to women and strictly negated gender discrimination. He said that women in our society are confronting severe problems in education, healthcare and employment sectors. He said denying to women of their due rights was hampering economic progress and development. He said there was a need to change the mindset and perception of people regarding women rights and bring them into main stream.  The women have been sufficiently represented in the present parliament and opportunities have been provided to them for their enhanced role in national development. The Speaker said that Constitution has granted equal rights for life protection, job, business, education and freedom to choose the profession and for the activities in the political and social spheres.

The Speaker said that women representation in public affairs was imperative to the functioning and strengthening of democracy and struggle against the oppression. He said that women need to be economically empowered, therefore, women entrepreneurs are being encouraged to play active role in economic activities. s

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq also appreciated role of women parliamentary caucus in National Assembly for protecting women rights and empowering them politically and economically.