Pakistan’s Delegation To Davos Is A Boys Club
Prime Minister Imran Khan is currently in Davos for the World Economic Forum where he delivered a speech on Wednesday and spoke about Pakistan’s intentions to facilitate a peaceful resolution to the Afghanistan problem among other issues. However, the PM has been criticised on social media for gender imbalance in Pakistan’s delegation to Davos. Tania Aidrus, the head of Digital Pakistan initiative, is the only woman member of the delegation.
Social media users including journalists questioned as to why the PM did not find even a single woman minister for an important foreign visit.
#GenderBlind #Pakistan delegation to #Davos2020:PM Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Razaq Dawood, Mooed Yusuf & Zulfiqar Bukhari, while Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh & Ali Jehangir Siddiqui will also join #WhereAreTheWomen @AhmarTasneem @CIRCLE2020 @SadaffeAbid https://t.co/hX9w88VxyD
— afia salam (@afiasalam) January 23, 2020
— Bina Shah (@BinaShah) January 23, 2020
The delegation led by PM Imran Khan includes Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, PM’s Adviser For Commerce Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant to PM on Security Mooed Yusuf and State Minister Zulfi Bukhari. No woman minister or adviser is part of the delegation.
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