“We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring women a secure and enabling environment” says Imran Khan

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PM Imran Khan said on women’s day that their government will make sure to provide women with safe and secure environment. International women’s day is being celebrated across the globe on 8th March.

 

“We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring women a secure and enabling environment to play their rightful role in our nation’s development,” said the prime minister.

He also paid tribute to Fatima Jinnah “who stood steadfastly beside the Quaid in his struggle for Pakistan”.

 

The second ‘Aurat March’ will be held today in Karachi, Lahore, Multan and other cities to mark International Women’s Day, which is celebrated by the global community every year on March 8.

PPP’s Senator Sherry Rehman, referring to the march, called to attention a number of issues women face, saying: “I march because women don’t get the same pay or opportunities as men. Because I’m done keeping quiet about sexist jokes, about snide remarks and an unspoken collusion to keep women out of decision-making. I march for my less fortunate sisters who suffer daily indignities.”

 

In another tweet, she said: “I march because I don’t accept violence against women. I march against harassment at the workplace. I march because public spaces are domains where I too have the right to have my voice heard. I march because we still have a long way to go.”

 

Finance Minister Asad Umar also shared a message on Women’s Day: “Pakistan cannot be the prosperous and peaceful country we want it to be unless women, who are more than half the country, are given the chance to live their lives to their full potential.”

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