Islamabad: Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker National Assembly has said that International Women’s Day provides us with an opportunity to acknowledge the social, economic and political accomplishments of women in different walks of life in line with the country specific-national and international commitments.

He expressed these views in his message on International Women Day being commemorated throughout the world today (Saturday).

He said that there is no denying the fact that participation of the womenfolk is imperative for socio-economic development of a state and society. No headway in this regard can be made without their visible and active participation, he added.

The Speaker said that women in our society are confronting severe problems regarding education, healthcare and employment. He said there is a need to change the mindset and perception of people to protect women rights and to bring them into main stream.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq call upon the civil society, NGOs, international development partners, media, corporate sector and particularly the women themselves to come forward and play their role for protection of women’s rights.

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