Some Pakistanis Are Pissed About The Lack Of Female Representation In The Economic Advisory Council

By Bisma Rizwan | 3 Sep, 2018

Our newly elected government is trying to set a lot of records straight and is making a lot of new changes to the way things were run. Very recently, the Federal Government announced a new 18-member Economic Advisory Council, composed of brilliant Pakistani individuals from all around the world.

We’ve got people not only from renowned national institutions but also from prestigious international ones like Harvard, Princeton and University College, London.

Source: @PTIofficial / Twitter

 

And it has received a lot of praise for being inclusive of minorities despite the immense backlash.

But there’s a tiny little problem: there is no female representation on the council.

In a country where half the population is made up of women, it is incredibly shocking to see how a lot of interesting and different perspectives may be missed out on. A lot of women-centric problems might also be ignored given that there is no one to voice those concerns or perspectives.

Many people have been quoting Saadia Zahidi, who herself is an Executive Committee member at the World Economic Forum, and sharing how women will bring about a revolution if given the chance to, and have been reshaping their workplaces in unprecedented ways.

But all in all, people can’t understand why there’s no female representation…

And there’s a valid outrage.

People love that our country is now seeing some actual reforms, but wish they were a bit more balanced.

Some are suggesting credible female economists who can be a part of the Advisory Council.

While many female economists like Fawzia Naqvi and Noor Aftab are coming up themselves, asking why the council has no inclusivity. 

But at the end of it, people are urging the government to reconsider and include some women on the panel.

Whatever the causes may be, it does make you stop and wonder why the government thought that there was no woman capable enough to be able to finally break the glass ceiling, given that we do have so many of brilliant women economists around.

But, at this point in time, Pakistanis only wish to be heard, and have the council be made more inclusive.

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comments.

 

Sara Taseer Tried To Throw Shade At Bushra Maneka But Pakistanis Weren’t Having ANY Of It

 

 

 

This Furious Brother Is Seeking Justice After His Sister Was Mistreated By An Uber Driver

 

Share This

More Recent Stories

Featured

Zindigi 2.0: The Future of Fintech is Here!

14 Jun, 2024
Featured

Discover the Exquisite New Eid Collection by Ideas

14 Jun, 2024
Featured

A New Chapter in Sino-Pak Friendship:Paving the Path for Future Prosperity

9 Jun, 2024
Featured

Myco shake hands with Top Pakistani Athletes

6 Jun, 2024
Featured

Prime Minister’s Visit to China -Opening New Business Horizons for Pakistani Businesses

5 Jun, 2024
Featured

Is Vertical the Future of Corporate Offices?

3 Jun, 2024
Ad Loading...