Women economic empowerment vital for gender parity says NA Speaker

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Islamabad; Speaker National Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that women empowerment is interlinked with their economic inclusiveness especially in the budget process and budget allocation. He also said that rationalizing the budget as per gender requirement is pivotal for gender equality. He expressed these views while addressing the event on the topic “ Gender Responsive Budgetting’ organized by Women Parliamentary Cacus ( WPC) and Friedrich Ibert Stiftung (FTS) in Islamabad today. While mentioning the responsible nature of women , Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that women especially common women should also be member of WPC as they are excellent in achieving goal.He also appreciated the role of WPC to sensitize the legislature in this regard .He said that women parliamentarians also have been more active in the process of legislation. MNA Dr. shahida Rehmani Secretary General of WPC appreciated the speaker encouraging remarks. She said that WPC would continue to strive for women empowerment in Pakistan. Online