The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) Chairperson Anis Haroon said Pakistan was experiencing a rapid increase in the number of women joining its workforce.
The NCSW has joined hands with the Government of Pakistan and civil society organizations to facilitate the dynamic working women in Pakistan, who despite all kinds of hurdles and obstacles made their way into the mainstream society and are playing their economic roles more effectively and productively.
Women are working in public and private sector as human resource managers, police officers, chief executive officers, directors, business executives, journalists, lawyers and fighter pilots. Pakistan is the only Islamic country, which has given the top most slots to women in the areas of governance. The present PPP government has also shown its unswerving commitment and dedication to the cause of women by promulgating the ‘Protection against Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill 2009. It was a landmark move made by the government to facilitate working women in Pakistan to work without fear of being harassed or discriminated.