Tag: Womens

Five years of democratic rule proved difficult for masses, economy: IWCCI

Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Saturday said the policies and performance of the government in the last five years had...

Pakistan’s MFN move supported

The Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI), Monday, supported the decision of the Federal Cabinet to implement the grant Most Favoured Nation...


For far too long women’s tennis has remained under scrutiny in terms of its quality and appeal, and has been relegated to playing...

CNG crisis may affect outcome of elections: IWCCI

The Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Sunday said that CNG pricing issue is being delayed deliberately to please the hierarchies...

Govt comes to working women’s rescue

The government has announced to construct two new hostels for working women in the federal budget 2012-13 to address the grievances of working women...

Munter launches women’s rights intiative

Ambassador Cameron Munter and his wife, Dr. Marilyn Wyatt, together with the Aurat Foundation on Sunday, launched the Pakistan Gender Coalition, a network of...

Somali women’s minister abducted by Islamists

Al Qaeda-inspired insurgents abducted and detained Somalia's newly appointed women's minister Thursday while she was on her way to take up office, officials and...

Tennis-French Open women’s singles third round results

French Open women's singles third round results from Paris on Saturday * 12-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat 21-Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-4 6-4 * 15-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) beat...

Malaika shines for YRS in National Women’s Football

LAHORE - National Champions Young Rising Star opened their campaign in explosive fashion when they edged out Sargodha University 9-0 in the fourth edition of National Women's Football Club Championship. The Group C tie saw YRS leading 3-0 at interval and scoring six more in the second session at Jinnah Stadium, PSB Complex.
Mifielder Malaika Noor, scorer against Maldives in first SAFF Women Football Championship in Bangladesh last year, struck four goals in emphatic 9-0 win.

IGPs support spreading out women’s police networks

LAHORE - In a country where women comprise about 50 percent of the population, and the most crimes that occur do so against women, it is also women police officers (WPOs) that are needed the most in order to make the police force more viable and more gender sensitive.
Campaigning for the inclusion of more women, especially from an educated background, in the police is integral but to achieve this result there must be all-out support given by some of the police high-ups as well.

National Women’s Football C’ship starts today

LAHORE - Frontier College, who earned a surprise quarter-final spot in last year's National Women's Championship, will face Striker Club on Friday, April 15 when the fourth edition of the National Women's Football Club C'ship 2011 commences at Peshawar. The event will be played at five zones. PFF has announced the draws, with matches in Islamabad set to start from April 19, while the matches in Karachi, Quetta and Lahore will be played from April 21.
Group A: (At Aga Khan

GRAP and LCWU organise spring festival to mark Women’s Year 2011

LAHORE - Gender Reform Action Plan (GRAP) Project Coordinator Hafiz Ilyas inaugurated the spring festival session to mark the Women's Year 2011 at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) on Thursday and said that gender equality was considered to be the vital concern in the process of development therefore investment in women's empowerment was the key to improve the economic, political and social conditions in Pakistan.
LCWU gender studies department organized the spring gala

National Women’s Football from 15th

LAHORE - Johar Town's Lahore Grammar School, Sargodha University and Abbottabad's Hazara Shaheen will make their debut in the fourth edition of National Women's Football Club Championship 2011, which will be played from April 15 to 27 simultaneously in Quetta, Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar. The top two teams from the Lahore and Islamabad zones will move into the 7th National Women's Championship, along with champions of Quetta, Karachi and Peshawar zones. The event is slated

Women’s referees course gets underway

LAHORE - The six-day Women's Referee Consolidating Course commenced at FIFA House, Lahore today and will conclude on April 15. Seven of the 14 participants, Laila Zafar, Saiqah Waris, Fehmida Ayub, Shazia Ramzan, Sabiha Khalil, Saima Majeed and Bushra Khanam are from Lahore. According to PFF Women's Administrator and Course Coordinator Neha Zia, participants from Lahore, Vehari, Rawalpindi, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa and Bahawlpur will train under Referees Manager Qazi Mohammad Asif and

Women’s role vital in country’s uplift: Dr Firdous

DASKA - Federal Information Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has urged non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and philanthropists to come forward and establish educational institutions in the neglected areas of the country.
Addressing the annual prize-distribution of a school in village Sherpur, the minister revealed that a "sasta bazaar" would soon be started in the district where women would run their own businesses exclusively. Dr Firdous said that women could play a vital role

LCWU shows films on women’s rights

LAHORE - Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) in collaboration with Shirkat Gah Women's Resource Centre organised the screening of documentaries on 'Violence against Women' on Friday.
LCWU Dean Faculty of Humanities and Oriental Learning Dr Hamala Khalid presided over the program, which aimed at projecting various forms of violence against women, which have become a norm in the society. Two documentaries produced by the students of LCWU Department of Mass Communication

Pakistan women’s team included in world ranking

LAHORE - FIFA has included Pakistan Women's football team in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Rankings.
Robina Irfan, Chairperson PFF Women's Committee said: "We have worked hard for six years to build the women's team and the appreciation from FIFA means very much to us and will inspire us to do even better."
Robina added: "During the 11th South Asian Games in February 2010, we played against India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and FIFA accommodated us in the