Social development impossible without empowering women: Tunisian Ambassador

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 8 (APP):Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Pakistan Mr Adel Elarbi said here on Thursday that empowerment of society was not possible without socio-political and economic empowerment of women.
He said this while speaking to a daylong seminar on ‘Women – Rights, Role and Responsibilities’ organized by ‘PINPOINT Institute, Islamabad-based think-tank organization’ in collaboration with ‘Pakistan–In the world’ magazine to commemorate and celebrate the ‘International Women’s Day’.
The ambassador said that Pakistani women were leading everywhere – from the United Nations to Nobel Prize Winner.
“The women are also working on key positions in various national and international organizations including Pakistan Army, Police and Education Departments, Civil and Foreign Services,” he added.
Adel Elarbi said that there was a need to make the laws related to women known to the public. “We should practice these laws in reality”, he added.
The ambassador said that women emancipation had remained very important in Tunisia. He said that women played an important role in Tunisian history and society.
Speaking on the occasion, member of national assembly (JUI-F), Asia Nasir said that women could be empowered through education, parental guidance and support. She said around 27 laws were formulated to address various issues related to women.
It was of great importance to ensure participation of women in each and every sphere of life, she added.
Chairman of the PINPOINT Institute Islamabad, Tariq Khan said that the day was being celebrated each year to pay tributes to women for their social, political and economic achievements.
He said that women empowerment promoted economic growth in the society. Media had also played an important role in creating awareness among the masses about the issues being faced by women in the society, he added.