On International Women’s Day, women across the country, including in Islamabad, are demonstrating for their rights through ‘Women’s March’ and various rallies.
Marches and rallies are also being held in Karachi, Lahore and other cities.
In islamabad, the district administration did not issue NOCs to the organizers of the women’s march this year and tried to stop the protest by placing containers and barricades around the Islamabad Press Club.
Similarly, NOCs were not issued by Jamaat-e-Islami and Jamia Hafsa for Haya March and Walk. However, Jamaat-e-Islami also rallied in Islamabad.
On the other hand, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, the government of Pakistan has introduced the first gender policy. The Ministry of Planning Commission formulated the policy in consultation with all the provinces and the National Youth Council. The ceremony was attended by Federal Ministers, Surgeon General of Pakistan, Lieutenant General Nigar, Members of Assembly and representatives of other foreign agencies.
Representatives from the Provincial Assembly were also invited to the event, as were representatives of a few women’s rights organizations.
Outside the press club in Islamabad, marchers carried colorful placards with slogans on women’s rights.
Addressing the marchers, women’s rights activist Iman Mazari strongly condemned the Islamabad administration for not allowing the march.
On the occasion, Farzana Bari, Asma Shirazi and others also appreciated the struggle of Pakistani women and demanded from the government that the government has shown malice by not allowing them to protest on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Tahira Abdullah, one of the organizers of the women’s march, told Ejaz News that the purpose of the march was to raise voice for women’s equality and justice. “Women have been fighting for their basic rights for 75 years,” she said. There is no obscenity. It is a matter of rights. Women want to make their own life decisions. “
He said that the Interior Ministry and the Islamabad administration did not help the participants of the women’s march which is highly reprehensible.
“They have tried to sabotage our program but we have not played raw. We will not stop our struggle. We have been marching in Islamabad for 40 years. No one can stop us. “
Rallies are being held in other cities of Pakistan on the occasion of International Women’s Day and instructions have been issued and arrangements have been made for the participants of the rallies under the Women’s March.
According to the organizers of the rally held in Karachi, the largest city in Pakistan, the main demand of the Women’s March this year is an increase in wages in exchange for wages.
On the occasion of Women’s Day, Sadaf Amin participated in the Women’s March held at Bagh-e-Jinnah as the voice of special people.
Sadaf Amin says that the purpose of the Women’s March is to raise voice for the women who are neglected in the society.
Sadaf Amin said that society is made up of individuals and special people are also a part of it. Today’s women have come in March for the rights of special people.
It is to be noted that the participants of the Women’s March were not allowed by the administration to hold the function at Frere Hall after which the participants of the march held the main function of Women’s Day in front of Mazar-e-Quaid at Bagh-e-Jinnah.
The march was attended by women, men and eunuchs from various walks of life.
On the main stage, renowned artist Sheema Kirmani and others presented various tables in which social issues were highlighted.