House congratulate the first women speaker Dr Fahmida Mirza and the Women Parliamentarians on establishing the Women Parliamentarian Caucus

On 13th August 2009 this House congratulate the first women speaker Dr Fahmida Mirza and the Women Parliamentarians on establishing the Women Parliamentarian Caucus as a tribute to the torchbearers of women’s movement, spearheaded by Madar-e-Millat Mohtrama Fatima Jinnah, Khatoon-e-Pakistan Begum Rana Liaqat Ali Khan and Shaheed-e-jamhooriat, Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.

This House recognizes the contribution of all political parties in uniting women on single platform.

No nation can progress unless women are not made an equal partner in social, economic and political development.  This caucus as an invaluable forum that will help in uplifting women of Pakistan, eliminating violence against women, promoting women’s rights and ensuring the participation of women in all national and public life, as enshrined in the 1973 Constitution.
We all Parliamentarians of this House, vow to stand by the WPC in this important mission.