SAPP demands women representation on general instead of reserved seats

South Asia Partnership Pakistan

HYDERABAD: South Asia Partnership Pakistan has demanded more participation of women in politics so to give them chance to show their ability. This and other demands were kept in the People’s Assembly organized at the press club by SAPP. It was attended by a large number of workers of political parties, members of civil society, lawyers, and also journalists.

The provincial coordinator of SAPP, addressing the People’s Assembly, demanded that women be given tickets by political parties to contest on general seats of assemblies and local government. She said PPP was an ideological party of Pakistan and its leader was also a woman (Shaheed Benazir Bhutto) who proved her ability to lead the nation. She said women have the ability to chair local government bodies as such they must be given tickets for contesting local, provincial, and national assembly seats.

On this occasion advocate M. Parkash said elections of local bodies were a chance to be given to women to contest on general instead of reserved seats to show their ability of leadership.

On this occasion, Ms. Tanzila Qanbrani Minister of Information Technology said PPP was a liberal political party. It has proved the leadership of women in politics. He hoped PPP would give chance to women to contest elections directly on general seats. Marvi Awan, Shahnaz Hajano, Javed Soz Halai, Zaibunissa Mallah, and Farhana Solangi also spoke on the occasion. Later leaders of SAPP also addressed a news conference.


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