QUETTA: March 8 is celebrated as Women Day every year with separate theme. This year theme is Effective change.
This was stated by Mohtarma Saima Javaid (Aurat Foundation), Ayesha Wadood (SEHER) and Salma Qureshi (Joint Secretary Women Development Department) at a joint Press conference here Monday.
They said Aurat Foundation, PIDS, SEHR Organisation, TWO Ds Women Organisation, Girl Guides, SAAD Balochistan have prepared joint programmes to celebrate March 8 Women Day.
These include meeting of delegation with Balochistan Chief Minister, Brahvi, Baloch, Pashto programme on PTV Bolan Channel with regard to women rights, radio programme, programmes at the university, colleges and schools, installing banners at different city roads and women mela. Chief Minister would inaugurate this mela in which government and NGOs representatives would attend.
They also demanded Provincial Government of Balochistan to include woman MPA as minister or adviser in the cabinet. In addition women should also be given equal representation at various committees of assembly. They said provincial commissions on status of women have already been formed in Punjab and Khyber Pashtoonkhwa provinces. We demand of provincial Chief Minister and coalition government that such a commission should also be formed in Balochistan as well.