There are 72 women in the current National Assembly and more prominent positions are being held now by women than ever before, including the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Federal Ministers and a number ofdeputy and provincial positions. None of these women wear hijab, suggesting progressiveness in the parties who have elected them.
Certain pro-women policies are also being implemented, for example, in the case of land distribution in the Lower Sindh, plotswill be registered in the nameof the woman in each family unit. The current government has spoken of creating more employment opportunities and of loan programs for women, buthas not yet acted inthis respect, and in terms ofwhat still needs to be done the proposals are minor.
Women Pakistan discrimination-Article-2009 (full text in English, PDF)