ISLAMABAD – PML-Likeminded Secretary Information Kashmala Tariq and ex-chairperson of Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians Monday said that winds of change were sweeping worldwide and it was time for change and action. In a statement issued here on the eve of International Women’s Day, she said that the status of women in Pakistan continued to vary considerably across different classes, regions, and the rural/urban divide due to uneven socioeconomic development and the impact of
LAHORE – A vigil was held outside the Lahore Press Club (LPC) on Monday to mark the Women’s Day. Kashf Foundation staff and clients from low income groups gathered outside the LPC to express solidarity with women all around the world. Talking to journalists outside the LPC, Kashf Foundation Internal Audit Head Ghulam Haider Chaudhry said that Pakistan could have economic development by investing in women entrepreneurship.
A real socio-economic change is possible only if families
LAHORE – Central and North Punjab Commerce and Industry (CNPWCC) Women Chamber will observe World Women Day (WWD)today as “Go-Red Dupatta” to highlight women’s health issues particularly heart problems. CNPWCC will organize three-day long programs in collaboration with Lahore Press Club, Allama Iqbal Medical College, Pakistan Cardiac Society, World Heart Federation, FPCCI and Go-Red (an international body dedicated to awareness about cardiovascular disease among women).
LAHORE – Working Women’s Organization (WWO) held a conference at WWO Office on Monday to celebrate Women’s Day (8th March). The conference addressed needs of the women working in both informal and formal sector. WWO Executive Director Aaima Mehmood said, “Lack of access to education, training and economic resources is the reason why most women are suffering today. We must enable women to get more education and earn for themselves.”
SIALKOT – Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said women could play a vital role in the development process by following the golden principles of Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah. While addressing a girls’ school’s inaugural ceremony, she said female education was imperative for the development of Pakistan and to bring it at par with developed nations. She said the majority of population needed to be educated for accelerating the developmental process in the society.
ISLAMABAD – NADRA would soon be launching a women registration drive across the country to achieve the target of 100 percent women’s registration by making them aware of the importance of registration in getting their basic rights. According to a statement issued by NADRA Deputy Chairman Muhammad Tariq Malik on Saturday, the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8 would be marked by NADRA with the commencement of free registration for unregistered women in the
KARACHI – First Women Bank Limited (FWBL) has chalked out programs for the International Women’s Day throughout the country, said a statement issued on Friday. It said the celebration will be held in the business development and training centers and area offices of the bank. An exhibition is being held in area office, Lahore, on March 8. Products designed by the bank’s entrepreneurs are being displayed in the exhibition. Asma Jehangir, Supreme Court Bar Association President would be
ISLAMABAD – A two-member Supreme Court bench on Friday accepted for regular hearing a joint petition filed by some female assistant sub inspectors (ASIs) of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) seeking promotions like their male colleagues. The bench comprising Justice Nasirul Mulk and Justice Ghulam Rabbani observed that discrimination on the basis of gender was not permissible and a violation of the articles 22, 25 and 38 of the constitution.
The petition was filed by nine
Lahore – Shirkat Gah in collaboration with Women Reclaiming and Redefining Culture program held a film festival at Ali Auditorium on Wednesday to create awareness about ‘Violence against Women’ (VAW). The film festival was held to mark 100 years of International Women’s Day (1911-2011). The film festival showcased work of students of four different universities including Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Punjab University, Beaconhouse National University (BNU) and
LAHORE – Shirkat Gah along with Women Reclaiming and Redefining Cultures (WRRC) has scheduled a film festival titled “Violence Is Not Our Culture”, which will be held on March 3 from 11 am to 3 pm at Ali Auditorium, in connection with centenary celebrations of International Day of Women on March 8. The film festival will include the work of film students of universities including Lahore University of Management Sciences, Kinnaird College, Punjab University, Beaconhouse National
LAHORE – Pakistan has advanced in the field of medical sciences as compared to its status at the time of partition when there were only 121 female doctors, out of whom only 43 were MBBS, former Fatima Jinnah Medical College principal Dr Basharat Yousaf said on Friday during a meeting of Lahore College Associates (LCA). LCA held its annual meeting and reviewed the role of females in national development. Former LCWU vice chancellor and LCA President Prof Dr Bushra Mateen chaired the
LAHORE – WAPDA won the 1st National Women Road Cycling Championship at Kasur with 71 Points on Sunday. Army were runner-up with 66 points and Punjab got third position with 25 points. President Punjab Cycling Association, Ch Kamran Amin, was the chief guest of the opening ceremony while District Coordination Officer Kasur, Mailk Jahnazeb Awan, was the chief guest at the closing ceremony at Zila Council Hall Kasur.
In this championship, six teams from all over the country took
ISLAMABAD – The sincerity and seriousness of both federal and provincial bureaucracies towards plight of Baloch people can be easily judged by the fact that they failed to distribute Rs 100 million for the empowerment of Baloch women despite the passage of more than four years.
The former President Pervez Musharraf announced the grant of Rs 100 million for the welfare, uplift and empowerment of women in Balochistan in December 2006. The grant was to be jointly utilized by federal
LAHORE – Pakistan national women’s team and Lahore girls won their respective matches against the visiting Nepal team at the Country Club Muridke on Saturday. Pakistan women team defeated Nepal by 83 runs while Lahore girls won by 73 runs.
Nain Abidi with 53 runs and Sadia Yousuf with three wickets for eight runs were the stars of the win. Javeria made 30 and Bisma 21 for Pakistan. Pakistan ladies made 136 for four in 20 overs and bowled Nepal out for 53. Javeria took two
LAHORE – On 12 February 1983, women were the first to publicly challenge General Zia-ul-Haq’s military dictatorship and the ‘Islamisation’ of Pakistan. The impetus to protest was the proposed Law of Evidence which reduced the value of a woman’s testimony to half than that of a man. The state responded violently. Despite the baton charge, tear gas shelling and massive arrests, the women fought back and stood firmly on their position.
Rejecting General Zia’s use of Islam as a
LAHORE: The 1st National Women Road Cycling Championship will be held on February 13 at Kasur. Secretary Pakistan Cycling Federation Idris Haider Khawaja said that for the promotion of cycling among women, the PCF is organising the championship with the collaboration of District Sports Committee Kasur.
This is a national level cycling event and the affiliated units of the PCF including Army, Railways, Wapda, Sui Southern Gas Company and all the four provinces including FATA will
WAZIRABAD – Punjab Public Instructions (PPI) Director Tariq Jalil Qureshi paid a surprise visit to Wazirabad Government Women College on the instructions of the Punjab higher education secretary. The director checked the attendance register of staff, visited the college’s classrooms and examined the file work as well as stock register of the college.
He held an inquiry into the past dacoities in the college in which the money of the students’ library security was looted.