Pakistan says that gender equality and women development is part of the country’s long-term national planning framework, known as Vision 2025.
This was stated by Chairperson of National Commission of Women and leader of Pakistani delegation Khawar Mumtaz during debate on Commission on the Status of Women at UN in New York.
Khawar Mumtaz said the government of Pakistan is committed to alleviate and improve the situation of women in the country.
She said Pakistan’s Constitution guaranteed equal rights for all its citizens without discrimination and ensures full participation of women in all spheres of national life.
She said Pakistan has 20% women in Parliament and up to 33% in local government, with the Election Commission working to promote greater women turn-out in the elections.
Radio. Vision 2025 provides guaranty to gender equality & women development. Radio Pakistan, March 16, 2017.