National Committee for UN Women - Canada

National Committee for UN Women - Canada

February 18, 2012 09:17 ET

MEDIA ALERT: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) and Canadian National Committee for UN Women, President to Celebrate Pakistan Women's Public Meeting

KARACHI, PAKISTAN--(Marketwire - Feb. 18, 2012) - Ms. Almas Jiwani, President of the National Committee for UN Women - Canada and Dr. Farooq Sattar, Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Deputy Convener of MQM are pleased to announce that preparations for the Women's Public Meeting are in full force. Ms. Alice Shackelford, UN Women Pakistan Country Director is also an invited dignitary to the conference. The Women's Meeting is one of the largest women's assemblies in the history of Pakistan that will be organized in Karachi, Pakistan to discuss the topics of gender equality and empowerment of women for a strong Pakistan on February 19th 2012. Many thousands of women and girls are expected to show up to this event to acquire inspiration, support and empowerment for a better future.

Where: Bagh-e-Jinnah, adjacent to the Mausoleum of Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

Date: Sunday, February 19th 2012

Time: 3:00pm- 8:30 p.m.

Focus: Pakistan Women' Public Meeting is one of the largest gathering of women to date. This meeting signals a new era for gender equality, and provides the commitment by MQM and other Pakistani civil society allies to accelerate progress on gender rights and the women's rights and empowerment. The convention will provide a powerful voice for Pakistani women's issues and will allow all Pakistani women to spearhead a more coordinated and effective response to gender inequalities around the country. The conference aims to bring women belonging to all faiths and nationalities on 19th February 2012 and demonstrate that they are firmly united for equality in all facets of life.

Speakers: Mr. Altaf Hussain, Founder and Leader of MQM, Dr. Farooq Sattar, Minister of Overseas Pakistanis and Deputy Convener of MQM, Ms. Almas Jiwani, President, National Committee for UN Women Canada, Ms. Nadia Gabol, Minister for Human Rights, Government of Sindh and Ms. Nasreen Jalil, Former Senator and Deputy Mayor of Karachi, Ms. Khushbakht Shujaat, Member of National Assembly of Pakistan, Ms. Kishwar Zehra, In-Charge, Women's Division of MQM and Member of National Assembly of Pakistan and Ms. Naila Lateef, Joint In-Charge of MQM Women's Division.

Contact Information:

All international and local media and journalists are encouraged to attend the gathering and contact the convention organizers below.

Contact Information

  • For interviews with the speaker and to learn more about
    respective entities, please contact:
    UN Women National Committee - Canada - Ms. Surina Sud
    647 962 5192

    UN Women Country Office Pakistan
    Ms. Alice Shackelford
    UN Women Country Director for Pakistan

    MQM Pakistan
    Mr. Wasay Jalil
    In-Charge, MQM Central Information Committee
    Cell: 0333-307-9681