Published Date: May 25, 2013
Seminar : Women empowerment and tax reform
Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI) is organising a seminar on “Tax
break for economic freedom: The case of divorced mothers, divorced disabled and
never married women in Pakistan” on Monday.
seminar pleads the case of divorced mothers, divorced disabled and unmarried
and married women in Pakistan, and argues that they should be exempted from
taxes in upcoming budget so that they can get rid of the financial burden and
plays their role in society in a more productive way. Executive Director Sachet
Dr Rakhshinda Perveen, former president of Women’s Caucus of the African
Literature Association USA Professor Dr Huma Ibrahim, and Dr Usman Mustafa from
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, will discuss the importance of
economic development and empowerment of women in perspective of Pakistani
society. Participants of the seminar said that economic empowerment of women is
one of the many strategies to elevate their status.