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Aurat Foundation demanded inclusion of a women parliamentarian in Balochistan cabinet, Quetta

10-10-2013
Quetta

Aurat Foundation demanded inclusion of a women parliamentarian in Balochistan cabinet

Aurat Foundation’s Quetta office organized a press conference on October 10, 2013, and demanded the Government of Balochistan to include women in the Balochistan cabinet. 

The Government of Balochistan, after a long wait (almost three and half months)announced provincial cabinet consisting 19 ministers, but not a single women was included.  This was sort of shock for all women's rights organizations and activists that no woman parliamentarian form Balochistan assembly was made minister.  Aurat Foundation, with the support of Pakistan Gender Coalition (DANESH, SEHER, BSDP, HDS, BEEDS, TWO ), former members of National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) including Ms Rukhsana Ahmad Ali, expressed their disappointment and demanded the government that at least, a woman parliamentarian must be appointed as minister and given the charge of Ministry of Women’s Development.