Women in IOK standby with their brethren in attaining their fundamental right to self determination ; Farooq Haider

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Altaf Hamid Rao.

MUZAFFARABAD/ MIRPUR (AJK),  (Parliament Times) :  The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has paid glowing tributes to the unprecedented sacrifices offered by the women in occupied Kashmir for the liberation of occupied Kashmir from Indian clutches. Addressing a function to mark the international women day here on Monday, he paid tributes to the velour and courage demonstrated by the women in occupied Kashmir who are standby with their brethren in attaining their fundamental right to self determination.

He said the Pakistan flag had been hoisted by a woman at Punjab Secretariat while madre-e-millat Fatima Jinnah had played a leading role for the women’s development. Begum Raana Liaqat Ali Khan , Begum Nusrat Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto were the great leaders of Pakistan. He said presently Maryam Nawaz has been struggling for the supremacy of democracy in Pakistan. He said the present government has given top priority to the well being of the women folk . He said a women commission was set up while one billion rupees were projected to impart technical education to the women to earn their honorable livelihood. He called for promoting the cottage industry and technical skill to overcome un employment and also to provide an opportunity to the women to market their product to earn foreign exchange. Speaking on the occasion the Minister for industries and women development Begum Noreen Arif said women in Azad Kashmir have played a leading role in the socio economic development of the state and have a representation in every segment of society.