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Tax Break for Economic Freedom: The Case of Divorced Mothers, Divorced Disabled and Never Married Women in Pakistan

May 27

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

SDPI, Islamabad

is open to all. You may confirm your participation through an email or phone. The
event can also be watched live at

(Concept Note)

empowerment of women is one of the many strategies to elevate the status of
women and make them liberated. Tax reforms for forgotten groups of women can be
one way of doing so. The state cannot change the collective psyche of a society
enslaved by patriarchal norms and values but it can reflect its own mindset
progressively by taking certain policy actions that can offer token honour and
practical relief to the disadvantaged.

seminar pleads the case of divorced mothers, divorced disabled and never
married women in Pakistan and argues that they should be exempted from taxes in
up coming budget so that they could get rid of financial burden and plays their
role in a more productive way in Pakistan society.


  • Dr
    Rakhshinda Perveen, Executive Director, Sachet
  • Professor
    Dr. Huma Ibrahim, Former President, Women’s Caucus of the African
    Literature Association, USA
  • Dr
    Usman Mustafa, Economics of Conflict, Security, and Development Centre, PIDE