ISLAMABAD: President Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari said that his party would continue its struggle for granting a respectable status to womenfolk in the society.
In his International Women’s Day message, he said that the women had played a pivotal role in the development of Pakistan as they hag fought valiantly not only for their own democratic rights but also for the rights of the people of Pakistan.
Women suffered immense hardships during dictatorships in Pakistan but continued to struggle for a democratic, plural, progressive and prosperous Pakistan, said a press release issued here.
Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto always raised her voice for women’s rights and took several measures to give them equal status in the society.
She established separate women police stations and First Women Bank and reserved quota for women in every department.
PPP initiated Benazir Income Support Program during its government in 2008-2013. PPP provided every opportunity to women so that they could compete with their counterpart, he concluded.