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The National Assembly Session has been prorogued on Monday, the 15th August, 2022 |In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to rule 4 of the Parliament (Joint Sittings) Rules, 1973, the Hon. Speaker has been pleased to call a Joint Sitting on Thursday, the 20th October, 2022 at 4.00 p.m, instead of Thursday, the 22nd September, 2022 at 4.00 p.m. in the Parliament House, Islamabad.

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Development of the country is interlinked with empowering our talented women; NA Speaker Inaugurates first ever Women Parliamentarians Convention in National Assembly Hall
Thursday, 11th August, 2022

Islamabad: 12th August 2022; Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that women are part and parcel component in development and progress of the country. He said that the history of Pakistan is evident from the fact that women political leaders along with their men counterparts struggled shoulder by shoulder to achieve the goal of independence. He said that on the eve of 75 Independence Day of our beloved country, let's recognize the sacrifices and struggle of our women on every front. He expressed these views while inaugurating the first ever convention of women Parliamentarians held in connection with Diamond Jubilee Celebration of First Constituent Assembly held in National Assembly Hall today.

Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that women in Pakistan have proved their worth in all spheres of life by hard work and commitment. He said that our history is also evident in the fact that our women Parliamentarians always remained side by side with their counterparts for strengthening democratic norms in society. He said that it was Mohtarma Fatima Ali Jinnah who contested presidential elections and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto became first women Prime Minister of a Muslim country. He said that we also have the model of Mohtarma Dr. Fehmida Mirza who became the 1st women Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan. He said that women in Pakistan have proved their worth in all domains of life.

A resolution regarding empowering women and encouraging them at every platform of life was unanimously adopted in convention. The resolution also reaffirmed that all National and international commitment to provide basic rights to women would be fulfilled in letter and Spirit.

In his concluding remarks, Speaker National Assembly Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that he was politically nourished by our great leader Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who is the real icon of political struggle and democracy. He said that Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto proved that women are resolute and determined.

The Women Parliamentary Convention was attended by women Parliamentarians, former women Parliamentarians and prominent women representation from diverse segments of life.