Forum of Women Parliamentarians was held as a part of 137th IPU Assembly. EWC journalists interviewed Amra Khan, a member of National Assembly of Pakistan. She gave us an insight into women’s politics of her country.
According to Amra, Pakistani women take part in almost every sphere of society. They work as teachers, engineers, medical officers, etc. They also take leading positions in politics and in decision-making sphere. In Pakistan, there was a woman prime minister and a woman-speaker in the National Assembly. Moreover, many of parliament members and elected representatives are women.
Large percentage of Pakistani people live in rural areas. Women there do all kinds of work. Alongside with that, they run for posts in local governments, become advisors and, finally, members of Senate.
Year after year, Pakistani women become more and more economically independent and socially free. Amra Khan supposes, that gender equality means equal representation in every sphere of society.
At the end of Amra’s interview, she gave a brief characteristic of Pakistani women: “In my point of view, as in every Muslim country, our women are very honest, hard-working, loyal, committed to the ideals and fighting for well-being”.
Nikolay Gavrilov, Viktoria Yezhova, Agata Korovina, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Boykov