KARACHI (June 10, 2021): Pakistan’s first Women Peace Council was set up in Sindh to encourage women to take part in peace efforts and to eradicate extremism from society.
The Women’s Peace Committee has been set up under aegis of Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO), a social organization comprising women members of Sindh Assembly, actors, women social workers, lawyers, journalists, police officers, doctors, women athletes and courageous women from other walks of life.
The Women Peace Council founding meeting was held here on Thursday, which was attended by Deputy Speaker Rehana Laghari, MPAs Ghazala Siyal (PPP), Sidra Imran (PTI), Adiba Hassan, Rana Ansar (MQM), Mangla Sharma, Nusrat Sehra Abbasi (GDA), Chairperson Sindh Commission on Status of Women Nazhat Shireen, SSP Shehla Qureshi and others.
Rehana Laghari, Deputy Speaker, Sindh Assembly, was been elected as the head of the women’s peace committee.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Speaker Rehana Leghari said that Sindh has once again surpassed other provinces in the measures taken for the protection of women and set up the country’s first Women’s Peace Committee in Sindh while it is yet to be established in other provinces.
Addressing the participants, she said that women of Pakistan, especially Sindh, gather on every platform without any discrimination to solve their problems.
She further said that Sindh should not be considered as backward, the establishment of Women Peace Committee will highlight the good side of Sindh in the whole world, if women move forward then the country will move forward.