Vol. 5 No. 2 (2022): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs


Published 2022-05-29


Women are more than 50 percent of the total population of Pakistan, but their political influence is not as such. They have less participation as voters and well as a candidate to contest in elections. This research intends to have insights of women political participation in Pakistan. For this purpose secondary data is used and on the bases of that conclusion has been made. Women's political involvement and mobilization are becoming increasingly important for a functioning democratic polity across the world. Participation is a developmental strategy that emphasizes the need of involving marginalized groups in the creation and execution of policies that affect their well-being. As a result, economic growth cannot be completely realized without the active participation of women in all aspects of society's decision-making. This research explained that women are not encouraged enough and not provided enough facilities to be able to participate in politics. There are some areas where women can play way better role than men, but still they are not provided with enough opportunities. There are societal restrictions and also political parties and governments does not pay much attention to this but with the passage of time things have improved much for women but still there is a lot of room for improvement yet.