“No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you – Quaid E Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah” | Read on Empowering Women – Empowering Economy — By Murtaza Talpur on Daily Times com Pakistan

 Quaid E Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, once said that ‘No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.’ These words for our today’s people seem nothing than shallow.Empowering Women – Empowering Economy

Empowering women is the key to social and economic development in the world. In today’s world, around49.6 percent of the world’s population is female, giving a total female population of around 3.52 billion in the world as of 2014.

Pakistan needs to take serious step for women’s participation in overall national economy because according to GeoHive, Pakistan has 85 million female populations out of 170 million totals. This is almost half of the total population. When they are given equal rights and opportunities in social, economic and political grounds, this huge folk would bring heaps of benefits to the nation.

Quaid E Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, once said that ‘No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you.’ These words for our today’s people seem nothing than shallow.

The Constitution of Pakistan states in article 9, 25, and 34 accordingly say that ‘security of person – no person shall be deprived of live or liberty saves in accordance with law.’ ‘All citizens are equal before law and are entitled to equal protection of law. There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex. Nothing in this article shall prevent the state from making any special provision for the protection of women and children.’ ‘Full participation of women in National Life – steps shall be taken to ensure the participation of women in all spheres of national life.’But these articles are not implemented in the spirit that they should work for women.

The Holy Quran says that ‘And for women are rights over men similar to those of men over women (2:228).  Unfortunately, we have forgotten the actual spirit of the Holy Quran and have interpreted in our ways.

Given the above references, we see no implementation of the words of the founder of Pakistan, the constitution and the religion we follow. Do you not think it is the threshold of great tragedy?

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