Demonstration held against proposed cut in women and labours seats
KARACHI, March 02 2005: A visiting delegation of lady councillors comprising 27-members and women rights activists from Southern Punjab with the members of other NGOs staged a protest demonstration against proposed reduction of representation of women and labours in union councils, in front of Karachi Press Club here on Tuesday.
Holding banners and placards, the protestors chanted slogans against any decision regarding reduction of lady councilors and labours’ seats in union councils.
Talking to newsmen, the protestors said the lady councilors, elected on reserved women seats and labour seats were working dedicatedly. A positive change was being seen in the society and the elected women representatives were playing their due role for development of the society.
They said the women representatives were also working for the rights of women, who were the 50 per cent of the society.
Women representatives were creating awareness among women, especially, in rural areas of the country, where most of the people were illiterate and women did not know about their rights, they further said. They demanded of the government to avoid any decision to reduce the number of reserved lady councillor and labour women councillor seats at all.
They also demanded to reserve labour women seats in National and Provincial assemblies to provide the women reasonable representation.
Source: Business Recorder