Progress is linked to women empowerment: President

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the government is committed to protect the women’s rights and improve their living standard.

He was addressing a function in connection with Women’s World Day in Islamabadon Sunday. The President said no nation can make progress without empowering women. He said Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah is the role model for the women of Pakistan.

He said that the government will remove lacunae in laws regarding rights of women. He pointed out that Pakistan is following UN Conventions on women rights to eliminate gender discrimination.

Mamnoon Hussain said development is not possible without eliminating corruption. He said there is a need for social boycott of the corrupt elements. DNA

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