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Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections - The News International (logo)
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Pakistan: NCSW holds consultation on women participation in elections
Islamabad: Women have been considered as a passive vote bank and political parties tend to use them mostly for representative functions at public gathering, meetings and campaigns. This was stated by Chairperson National Commission on the Status of...
This combination of photos shows female lawmakers Shazia Marri (L), Sherry Rehman (C) and Aisha Ghous (R). — Pictures via Twitter
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Pakistan: A glance at the only five women in Shehbaz Sharif's 37-member cabinet
The suspense around newly elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif's federal cabinet finally died down on Tuesday — a whole eight days after he was sworn in as premier — after federal ministers and state ministers took their oaths to shape up the 37-...
Sindh Assembly MPA Heer Soho . PHOTO: EXPRESS
Monday, March 28, 2022
Pakistan: In a first, Sindh to have a woman tribal sardar
MPA Heer Soho says community chose her as leader after her father. For the first time in Sindh’s history, a woman is set to become a Sardar of her tribe. The decision has been taken with consensus by the Soho community of Sindh. After the demise of...
Photo by Markus Winkler on Unsplash
Wednesday, December 01, 2021
Pakistan: women in parliament
By Dr Naazir Mahmood It was a good experience to conduct a session with some women parliamentarians in Islamabad in the last week of October. Most of these representatives of the people were first-time parliamentarians, but their immense desire to...
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Pakistan: Empowering women key to sustainable development:
“Empowering young women is key to Pakistan’s sustainable social and economic development,” said Usman Dar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Youth Affairs.   Addressing the launching ceremony of “Young Women in Pakistan: Status Report 2020” as...
Friday, November 01, 2019
Pakistan: Women parliamentarian in Sindh rise above political affiliation
Women members of Sindh Assembly, representing both treasury and opposition benches here Friday pledged to unanimously support the cause of gender sensitivity, including provision for economic empowerment of women and excluded groups. Actively...
Friday, July 20, 2018
Pakistan: 3.8m more women added to electoral rolls due to registration drive, says ECP representative
An election commission representative has informed that the ECP’s aggressive registration drive in collaboration with Nadra and civil society had registered as many as 3.8 million women voters in recent months, compared to the initially identified...
Monday, February 13, 2017
Pakistan Electoral Reform Plans Aim to Boost Women's Participation in Politics
LAHORE, PAKISTAN — Reforms to Pakistan's electoral laws making it mandatory for political parties to allot five percent of their tickets to women candidates were approved on February 7, 2017 by the federal cabinet, the country's highest decision-...
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Thursday, January 26, 2017
Pakistani female lawmaker harassed in parliament
KARACHI: A Pakistani female lawmaker threatened to self-immolate after she was harassed by male colleagues in parliament, telling AFP that the widely-publicised incident shows how laws to protect women are not being enforced. Nusrat Sahar Abbasi, an...
Wednesday, May 07, 2014
Press Release: New research reveals violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia
Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia according to a new study conducted by the Centre for Social Research and UN Women. The study, ‘Violence against Women in Politics’ revealed that the insufficient implementation of laws,...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Political awakening of Pakistani women
Do not be misled by the depiction of Pakistani women in popular media. While the thought of Pakistani women may conjure a stereotypical oppressed and burqa-clad image, times are changing fast. The reality is that women in Pakistan are striving to...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Pakistani women yearn for greater enfranchisement
Few female candidates ran for seats in the by-elections for provincial and National Assembly seats in Pakistan recently, let alone won. Similarly, after the country’s general elections in May 2013, the number of women holding contested National...
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Pakistan politician Zahra Shahid Hussain killed in Karachi
A senior female Pakistani politician has been shot dead in the southern port city of Karachi. Zahra Shahid Hussain was the senior vice-president of Pakistan's Movement for Justice party (PTI), led by former international cricketer Imran Khan. She...
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Pakistan's female election candidates have bags of confidence
When Pakistan's new foreign minister arrived in India for talks in 2011 it triggered a media storm on both sides of the border – not because of policy but a Birkin bag. Hina Rabbani Khar, at 34 Pakistan's youngest and first female foreign minister,...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Project launched to promote voter awareness, Pakistan
In collaboration with the UNDP, UNWomen, Australian Aid and Norwegian Embassy, the National Rural Development Programme launched project which aimed at providing advance education to 250,000 voters in Sindh especially the marginalised voters,...
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Pakistan: Foreign Minister Khar to Meet Hillary Clinton This Week
Amidst growing call from lawmakers to strip US aid to the country, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will arrive on Tuesday to hold a series of meetings with top US officials including the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. During the...
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Pakistan: EVAW/G Alliance seeks protection for Women Rights Defenders
The End Violence Against Women & Girls (EVAW/G) Alliance August 6 put forth a charter of demand (COD) to the Pakistani government to protect, promote and sustain the rights of women and girls, with particular focus on woman NGO workers and women...
Thursday, August 02, 2012
Power, Voice and Rights: South Asia Regional Conference on Women’s Political Leadership 2011
The report summarizes the key deliberations and outcomes of the said Conference organized in October 2011 by the Parliament of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the framework of the “Improving Democracy through...

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