KARACHI Dec 09,2021- Chairperson of National Commission on Status of Women Nilofar Bakhtiar the cases of violence against women, she said the COVID-related frustration among men owing to unemployment, and other economic issues could also be among the reasons.
Nilofar Bakhtiar apprised the gathering of the successful ongoing 16 days of activism on violence against women.
She lauded the active participation of the people in South Punjab, tribal areas, Sindh and Balochistan.
She disagreed with the country’s international ranking on gender gap and hoped the portal would help provide correct data to report the correct situation.
Resident Coordinator of the United Nations Julien Harneis also applauded the effective activism campaign across the country including in villages and on mountains.
Calling the challenge of the gender a challenge of Pakistan, he said the government had shown impressive performance through legislation and other initiatives to protect women rights including Ehsaas cash assistance.
The Resident Coordinator spoke high of President Alvi’s role to lead on every social issue of the country and recalled his participation in a recently held seminar on family planning also held at the Presidency.
Additional Secretary Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nabeel Munir said Pakistan’s commitment for women empowerment was derived from the religion which also reflected in its policies.
He said Pakistan’s women were engaged in every forum having contributed to the highest offices like prime minister, National Assembly speaker and top positions in military.
He said the Portal would provide accurate data and ensure better coordination among federating units and leading to a better reporting on international obligations and for decision making.