Women to contest for Nazim's posts on PML ticket -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Women to contest for Nazim’s posts on PML ticket

LAHORE – The Pakistan Muslim League will award tickets to women for contesting the elections for Nazims and Naib Nazims in the next district government polls.

This was said by Punjab PML Secretary-General and Provincial Communications and Works Minister Chaudhry Zaheeruddin Khan while talking to a delegation of women, led by Provincial Population Welfare Minister Nasim Lodhi at the Muslim League House in Lahore on August 24.

He said the women would be awarded PML tickets on the basis of their services for the party. He said women comprised half of the population of the country and the political parties ignoring them could not play any effective role in society. The present government had acknowledged the importance of women by giving them 33 per cent seats in the local bodies and the legislature.

Source: Dawn

Date:8/25/2004