LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said Thursday the Aurat March on International Women’s Day would take place and no one could stop it from happening.
The PPP chair put his weight behind the march, saying those who think women will not march had medieval mindset.
“In today’s Pakistan, women will march as well as take up professions such as doctors, lawyers, and prime minister,” he said.
Bilawal said his own mother — two-time prime minister, late Benazir Bhutto — was a woman who fought valiantly against terrorist acts such as bomb blasts. The people of Pakistan had elected Benazir twice into power, despite fatwas (religious edicts) declared against her, he noted.
Bilawal further said the PPP launched the famous Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), which benefited some 1.5 million women in Sindh.
As the PPP chairperson put his weight behind the Aurat March, some other politicians also shared their views.
Meanwhile, Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry asked the Punjab government to ensure measures safeguarding the participants of the Aurat March 2020.