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Meeting with Speaker Balochistan Assembly held, Quetta


Meeting with Speaker Balochistan Assembly held

A delegation of civil society and Pakistan Gender Coalition (PGC) led by Aurat Foundation Quetta office called upon newly elected speaker of Balochistan assembly Ms. Raheela Hameed Khan Durrani in her chamber on 4 January, 2016. The delegation congratulated her for being elected as first woman speaker of Balochistan assembly. The delegation said that  appointment of Ms. Raheela Durrani as speaker is a big achievement for the civil society of Balochistan as civil society organizations, PGC and Aurat Foundation had continuously been demanding for women’s representation in the provincial government.

During the meeting, copy of charter of demand for women’s rights and copy of Child Marriage Prohibition Bill was presented to her for information and further lobbying in Balochistan assembly. At the end of meeting Ms. Raheela Durrani thanked the members of delegation and assured them of every support in promoting women cause on the floor of assembly.

The visiting delegation comprised of Ms. Roshan Khursheed Barocha, member AF General Body, Ms. Rukhsana Ahmad Ali, Social Activist and  former member NCSW, Dr. Rasheeda Panezai, Social activist and ED Mehack, Ms. Farhat,Representative BEEJ and Member PGC, Ms. Saima Javaid, DPM-GEP,  AF, Mr. Muhammad Haroon Dawood, RD-AF, Quetta, and Ms. Fatima Tahir, CMO-GEP, AF.