RAHIM YAR KHAN: The role that working women play in a society and the progress of a country can no longer be ignored, said Assistant Commissioner Mujeebur Rehman while addressing an event held to mark the Working Women Day that will be observed on December 22, according to Punjab government’s instructions.
He said that Islam had given women a lot of respect, which no other religion did. The AC said that the Punjab government had taken a number of steps to ensure that working women face no problems at work or at home.
Saba Waheed, of the PML-N Women Wing, was the chief guest. She lamented that women weren’t given the same respect as men even though they worked as hard, if not more. EDO (Community Development) Imtiaz Mazari said that the government had ensured that no women were asked to work the graveyard shift at factories. She asked that the government be notified in case of a violation.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2012.