ISLAMABAD:(APS) June 9th, 2015;Chairman Senate Mian Raza Rabbani has said there is need for more legislation on women related issues and urged lady senators to work proactively by networking with legislators, women organisations in the country and international fora for women development.
In a meeting with lady Senators at the Parliament House Tuesday he said legislation initiated in the Upper House adding will contribute to the welfare of the women.
He said the purpose of the meeting with lady senators is not to erect a parallel system but to help motivate lady senators get involved in brainstorming and augment the efforts made in both houses of the parliament. He said a lot of women related bills, including prevention against acid attack, are pending in both houses that need to be brought up for legislation.
Raza Rabbai said he will go out of the way to protect Women Rights and the eighteen lady Senators should take ownership of pending legislation.
Women Senators called for interaction with women rights organisations like the National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and other organisations working for the betterment of the women folks.
They said there is need for women legislators in the Senate and the National Assembly including the Parliament’s Women Caucus to get together and work in a more organized manner for the empowerment of the women.