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Altaf links women empowerment to stronger Pakistan

February 19, 2012

Volunteers with over 200 women and 800 policemen were present to control the traffic and any possible untoward incident.—File Photo

KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said that to make Pakistan stronger and more prosperous it is necessary to ensure the empowerment of its women.

He was addressing a large 'Baiktiar Aurat - Mazboot Pakistan' (Strong Pakistan - Empowered Women) rally at Bagh-e-Jinnah, Mazar-e-Quaid in Karachi on Sunday.

The MQM chief said that his party has always raised a strong voice for women's rights. He said only the leadership of the masses could solve the problems of the country.

He said this rally was the biggest rally of women in whole world, and that his party has added a new chapter of history by holding the mammoth rally. Altaf Hussain said that at least one million women participated in the rally.

The MQM chief said that black tribal customs should be put aside now and Pakistani women should be given freedom and empowerment. He called for solving the problems of womenfolk living in the rural areas and stressed for boosting female literacy.

Altaf Hussain said his party would continue to raise voice for the downtrodden people of the country and would bring a bright future for them.