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An All-Men Panel Will Discuss ‘Women Empowerment’ At KLF

Karachi Literature Festival (KLF) is being criticised for arranging a session on women empowerment without including any women speaker in the discussion. Titled ‘Financial Inclusion And Women Empowerment’, the panel is sponsored by Habib Bank Limited (HBL), and has no representation of women.

It includes Governor State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Reza Baqir, Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar, Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Institutional Reforms & Austerity Ishrat Hussain, and President Habib Bank Muhammad Aurangzeb.

People on Twitter have criticised the organisers, terming the panel as ‘manel’ and said it was ironic that men would discuss women empowerment. Meanwhile, another session of KLF on student activism has generated outrage as no student activist or leader is included in that panel. Karachi Literature Festival will be held from February 28 to March 1.


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