ISLAMABAD, Jan 30 (APP):Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser Wednesday
said the “Back Benchers Day” will be observed
to encourage participation of the members of National Assembly in the
proceedings of the house during the session.
He added that the participation of women Parliamentarians in the legislative process and
other proceedings of the House were commendable.
He expressed these views while addressing the participants at the workshop on “Women in Political leadership”
held at Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services (PIPS).
The Speaker said that empowerment of women and their participation in the national politics
was the foremost priority of the incumbent government and appointment of 64
percent women Parliamentary secretaries in the house was a step forward.
He said that as a Speaker in KPK Assembly, during last five years, he got enacted the
legislation regarding women empowerment and women members of the provincial
assembly participated wholeheartedly. Besides this, a number of
university, schools and technical institutions were established which not
only created awareness regarding women rights but enhanced their role for the
country development.
He urged upon the women parliamentarians to actively take
part in the proceedings of the House and introduce legislation to save guard
the rights of the women and to resolve the problems being faced by the women in
the country.
Emphasizing upon the collective efforts for the development and progress of the country, he
said that no nation could make progress unless its women were taking part along
with men in the development of the country. He eulogized the women’s
participation in the proceedings of the House with full preparation and their
contributions in development of the country.
On this occasion, the women parliamentarians thanked the speaker and appreciated his
neutral role in the House. They said that Speaker Asad Qaiser always
appreciated their role and encouraged their participation in the legislative
process. They assured their support in law making process and reiterated their
commitment to introduce legislation in the house to protect the rights of women
and resolve the problems being faced by them.
The workshop was attended by women members of the Senate, National Assembly and all four
Provincial Assemblies, Senior Officer of the National Assembly Secretariat and
Pakistan Institute of Parliamentary Services.