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Women Political Participation: Challenges and Opportunities

Speakers call for equal and proportional representation of women in the political system of Pakistan. At a panel discussion on the occasion of “15th Sustainable Development Conference” organized by SDPI here at Islamabad, speakers urge amendments in the Representation of Peoples Act 1976 in order to allocate at least 33% quota seats for women candidates. They believe that unless the internal culture of women participation among political parties is strengthened, the democratic culture could not flourish in the country. Our correspondent Raja Taimur Hassan has the story…

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