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ISLAMABAD, Oct 4 (APP): Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Syed Ibne Abbas has said the Government of Pakistan (GoP), was committed to empower women and in this regard, required legislation was done.

He said the Parliament of Pakistan comprised 33% women legislators which showed how much importance the country attached to its womenfolk.

Ibne Abbas was speaking at an interactive session organized by the Pakistan Consulate Birmingham with the Ladies of Pakistani Heritage.

A large number of ladies from Birmingham belonging to various walks of life and professions attended the event.

The High Commissioner also shared that Pakistan has moved forward and positive changes were taking place in the country including turnaround in its economy and improved security environment, said a message received here Tuesday.

Syed Ibne Abbas also commended the role of British Pakistani women in the British society.

He appreciated their adaptive skills and dedication in looking after their children and families. The women were entrusted with varied roles in society, particularly, the role as mother in raising good children who could become useful and law abiding citizens of the society, he added.

The purpose of the event was to provide the British Pakistani women with a platform where they could discuss and deliberate upon common causes and issues.

The interaction specifically focused on subjects related to women such as their role in family, upbringing of children, and preservation and promotion of language and cultural

It was recognized that proper education, confidence building and developing effective communication skills were important for empowerment of women.

The participants appreciated the initiative of the High Commission and its Consulate for providing a platform for the British Pakistani women.