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‘Peace cannot prevail until women are empowered’

* Participants at event call for provision of equal rights for women.

* Say minorities, women in Pakistan treated worse than animals.


Staff Report

LAHORE: Peace cannot prevail in the country until women are not empowered and given equal rights and respect, participants of an event called “Women Assembly on Peace and People” said on Thursday.

Organised by various rights’ groups, the event was attended by Lahore High Court Bar Association President Justice (r) Nasira Iqbal, South Asian Partnership Executive Director Muhammad Tehseen, Bushra Aitezaz, Prof Afzal Tauseef, Aurat Foundation Resident Director Nasreen Zahra, Programme Coordinator Mumtaz Mughal and Fauzia Behram.

Worse than animals: “Peace does not mean the end of a war... it symbolises the state giving equal rights and opportunities to all citizens without discrimination on t

Added: Mar-12-2010 Occurred On: Mar-11-2010
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