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ECP committed to support women’s participation in elections

ISLAMABAD: Chief Election Commissioner Justice (retired) Sardar Muhammad Raza Khan on Thursday said that Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) is committed to support women’s participation in elections, Radio Pakistan reported.

Addressing a function held in connection with International Women’s Day in Islamabad, he said the commission has made a special Gender and Disability Electoral Working Group to include women and marginalized groups in the elections.

“Pakistan is rapidly moving toward agenda  2030,” the chief election commissioner said.

He said the electoral body is working on the suggestions of the civil society to end gender discrimination during polling.

The function was attended by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) , civil society representatives, gender experts, Academia and other concerned departments.

Other speakers on the occasion lauded the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP)’s commitment and efforts to help close the electoral gender gap.

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The International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8.

It is a day to commemorate the achievements of women and to raise awareness for the social and political equality of women around the world.

It calls for challenging the status quo for women’s equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.

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