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Change linked to women’s participation in polling

By: Ashrafuddin Pirzada LANDIKOTAL: Leaders of various political parties in the tribal areas on Wednesday said they were optimistic that women’s participation in the upcoming elections would bring about a positive change in the political atmosphere. Gulalai Wazir of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf said her party would encourage women and help them go to the polling […]

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Woman from Karachi scales new heights

By: Anil Datta Karachi: Shehrbano Saiyid, an enterprising Karachi-based young woman, independent documentary filmmaker and journalist, created history recently by organising and leading an eight-member women’s team which conquered three peaks in the Karrakoram range in the Gilgit-Baltistan region. Designated the Pakistan Women’s Expedition (PWE), the team climbed the Julio Sar (6035 metres), a virgin […]

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‘Impetus to women’s education essential for national uplift’

By: Anil Datta Unless educated women participate in the country’s labour force, Pakistan will get nowhere. Empowering women is imperative to becoming a globally competitive nation. These views were expressed by Dr Ishrat Husain, former State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Governor and the current Head of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, while delivering […]

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Rs4bn deal signed for vocational training of 40,000 women

By: Imtiaz Ali Karachi: The Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme (BBSYDP) and the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) on Monday signed a MoU for the vocational training of 40,000 women at a cost of Rs4 billion in the next three years under the ‘Women Economic Empowerment Project.’ The signing ceremony was held at […]

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Conference on ’empowering women’ at Karachi Press Club on January 24

Shehrbano Saiyid, an independent documentary film-maker & amateur mountain climber, will address a press conference on “empowering women to reach new heights” at the Karachi Press Club here on January 24. Members of Pakistan Women’s Expedition (PWE) – organised and led by Shehrbano Saiyid, an independent documentary film-maker from Karachi added a new chapter to […]

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Women Business Development Centre forms entrepreneurship forum for girls

Women Business Development Centre (WBDC) Peshawar has formed Youth Entrepreneurship Development Forum for the young potential female entrepreneurs of educational institutes. In order to familiarise them towards the concept of entrepreneurship, other than campuses WBDC, Peshawar had also started holding orientation seminars in girl’s hostels of University of Peshawar. One of the foremost objectives behind […]

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Conference for women in business

KARACHI: Pakistan Society for Training and Development (PSTD) announced on Tuesday to organise the fifth annual one-day conference for working women titled Women in Business Conference (WIBCON) on January 29. “The conference is aimed at assisting professionals in achieving excellence in today’s competitive environment,” said Aamir Niazi, president of PSTD – a non-governmental organisation – […]

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Women of South Asia — Unite!

By: S Saba Bokhari O Woman ! Thy pain in Anonymity — The reprehension, the revolt — for public scrutiny, Mandatory. Women of South Asia — Unite. The history of your pain, A story without a name — Speaks volumes. You are one woman —but you represent them all. Women of South Asia — Unite. […]

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True female empowerment

By: AMNA BABAR One can tell about the condition of a nation by looking at the status of its women. Empowerment of any section of a society is a myth until they are conferred equality before the law. A lot has been said about the empowerment of women in contemporary times but such empowerment is […]

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MQM for data to assess women’s contribution to economy

Karachi: MQM Coordination Committee convenor Dr Farooq Sattar on Monday said his party strongly supported compilation of “sex desegregated employment data” to ascertain women’s contribution to the national economy. In a meeting with a delegation of women activists, headed by Aurat Foundation’s (AF) Regional Director, Mehnaz Rehman, at the party’s head office, he said his […]

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On BB’s death anniversary, Punjab Assembly passes 7 bills to empower women

By: Sajid Zia LAHORE: Apparently to pay homage to the former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto on her fifth death anniversary but actually taking advantage of the thin Opposition in the Punjab Assembly, the Government on Thursday approved seven bills to empower women. The government also okayed two another bills, making a total of nine that […]

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Women being empowered in line with Benazir’s thinking

KARACHI: The International Working Day of Women was marked here on Friday under the auspices of the Directorate of Women Development (DWD) and the Women Development Department (WDD), Sindh government. The ceremony was chaired by Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto, Sindh Minister for Women Development. Quite a number of women representatives and activists participated in the function. […]

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Empowering our women

By: S T HUSSAIN I do not know why Imran Khan is issuing the kind of statements that adversely affect his popularity. Every thoughtful Pakistani knows that the elite ruling class will make a hue and cry when any question of a change in the political status quo is raised. It is true that the […]

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