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PU organizes seminar on women’s role in elections
PU organizes seminar on women’s role in elections

LAHORE: (Wednesday, July 11, 2018): Punjab University's Pakistan Study Centre has organized a special lecture on "women participation in elections 2018" at its seminar room here on Wednesday. Distinguished jurist and professor of law Justice (r) Dr. Nasira Javed Iqbal was the keynote speaker. PSC incharge Dr. Rukhsana Iftikhar, faculty members and researchers were also present on the occasion.

In her keynote speech, Dr. Nasira Javed Iqbal highlighted the background of women in politics of sub-continent and patriarchal society and women participation in main stream politics. She also shed light on the participation of women in the elections 1970s and afterwards. Dr. Nasira stressed upon the need of promoting women education and awareness to participate in the election process and contribute their due share. The seminar was concluded with a question-answer session.