Women Empowerment by the Local Representation A Case Study of District Mustang


  • Lala Rukh
  • Dr Noor Ahmed


Women, Empowerment, Local, Representation, Mastung etc.


The political issues for women in Pakistan is emerging which needs the
immediate action to ensure the empowerment of women especially in the
local government. The article demonstrates the role and gap of women in
the local government of Mastung. The political status of women in the
Mastung is not ample appreciable, therefore, it needs concrete steps to
gives the rights to women in the local governmental bodies. The results
demonstrate that women empowerment in the local government in
Mustang needs extraordinary consideration of provisional and federal
assemblies. The upright of political status of women in the Mustang
practically depend on the ascending the women quota and organizing
women lobby in the local government. The 10-close ended questionnaire
had been disseminated for conducting quantitative research design. This
leads towards the probing deeply regarding the insight of participates
associated with local government about the empowerment of women in the
specific institution.

Author Biographies

Lala Rukh

Scholar at UOB

Dr Noor Ahmed

Associate Pfrofessor In Pakistan Study Centre 


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