Envoy: (Pakistan determined to achieve women’s empowerment: Maleeha)

March 19, 2016 Off By Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed its determination for achieving the targets of gender equality and empowerment of women by the Sustainable Development Goals.

This was stated by Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi at a side event of 60th session of the Commission for the Status of Women organised by the Pakistan Mission to the UN.

She said Pakistan believes that violence against women was a key concern in the overall agenda of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Speaking on the occasion, Speaker Balochistan Assembly Raheela Durrani highlighted the steps taken in Balochistan for protection and social and economic empowerment of women.

The event was largely attended by diplomats, civil society organisations and members of delegation at the UN attending CSW session.