PN Members in Pakistan Move Resolutions on Girls' Educations and Women’s Parliamentary Caucus

Muhammad Anis
March 15, 2013

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on the last day of its sitting on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning any act or practice that hinders the girls’ education.

The resolution, moved by Dr Attiya Inayatullah, stated that such acts be considered as criminal offence. It called upon the coming National Assembly to continue legislation for the girls’ education.

The National Assembly also passed a unanimous resolution paying tribute to Shaheed Benazir Bhutto for her invaluable sacrifices for the people of the country and strengthening of democracy.

The resolution, moved by Farzana Raja, stated that Shaheed Benazir Bhutto was a symbol of reconciliation and courage. It said that she sacrificed her life for democracy and rights of the people and by strengthening the democracy in the country, her sacrifices would be honoured.

The National Assembly also passed a unanimous resolution acknowledging the role of Women Parliamentarians Caucus for the promotion of cooperation among the member countries.

“Recognising the contribution of all the political parties in uniting women on the single platform of Women’s Parliamentary Caucus (WPC), we the members of the National Assembly resolve to support the WPC in upcoming parliaments,” the resolution moved by Ms Donya Aziz of the PML-Q, said.

“This House acknowledges the extraordinary work of the WPC and the example it has set for bipartisan cooperation in Pakistan’s Parliament. Further recognising the enormous contribution of Pakistan’s first Women Speaker, Dr Fehmida Mirza, in the formation and success of the WPC; we, resolve to nominate Dr Mirza as the founding patron of the WPC so that she may continue as a guiding force to this important forum in upcoming parliaments.”

The National Assembly also passed a unanimous resolution expressing grave concern over the situation in occupied Kashmir arising out of execution of Kashmiri leader Afzal Guru. The National Assembly also called upon the international community not to act as a silent spectator to the situation and urged India to resolve the Kashmir issue. Chairman of the Special Kashmir Committee of the Parliament, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, also stressed the Indian government to hand over the body of Afzal Guru to his relatives.


Originally published by The News International.

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