Member of Punjab Assembly Khanum Zahra Naqvi has said she will focus on women empowerment, education and health sectors.
In an interview, she said, ideology of father of the nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Iqbal remains a yardstick for the polity and she too would act upon that ideology. She said that women that make 51 percent of the total population of the country, needs to be mainstreamed and play vital role in making Pakistan a truly welfare country.
She said that education and health are neglected sectors therefore she wants to play her role for bringing in improvement in this sector.
Khanum Zahra Naqvi, head of Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen women wing, has been elected MPA Punjab as a result of MWM’s electoral alliance with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“Islam has given special and eminent status to women. Pakistan’s history bears witness that women also played cardinal role in winning freedom and independence of Pakistan from British colonial power,” she said, adding that keeping in view the importance of women role in making of a stable society, she would work for improvements in health and education of women.
She said that so-called honour killings, throwing acid on women faces, torture on them, violence against them, were the serious issues that pose serious threat to women’s honour and life. She said that she would raise voice to protect women and for enforcement of existing laws and if needed, she would propose new legislation.
Khanum Zahra Naqvi said that Pakistan cannot progress without women’s participation and contribution therefore women rights matter very much and builders of Pakistan’s future are to be brought up by women as mothers hence they cannot be ignored in decision-making process.