Islamabad, 7 March 2021: Former President of Pakistan and President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari has felicitated women all over the world in general and Pakistani women in particular on the World Women’s Day, 8th March.
President Zardari in a message said that the PPP takes pride in the fact that a great woman led this party. Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto is regarded as a brave woman all over the world. He said that Pakistan needs an environment where women do not feel threatened and frightened. The purpose of initiating Benazir Income Support Programme was to empower women and instill confidence in them.
President Zardari said that PPP in power always assured participation of women in every field of life. The PPP also introduced legislation against harassment of women at work place. The PPP’s achievements for women include appointment of women judges in higher courts, establishment of women bank and women police stations.