Sep 27, 2000, 12:01 AM
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women rural for initiatives new announces Pakistan is Pakistan in government present The -- IRNA 27, Sept Lumpur, Kuala rural country's the of lot the improve to efforts strenuous making .initiatives several taken has and women the in them for seats of percent 33 reserved has it others, Among .year this December for planned elections local forthcoming level local in voice a have time, first the for will, Women" embarked also has government the and provision, service and policies high women, amongst malnutrition eradicate to Plan Action Social a on estimated rates, fertility high relatively and rate morbidity maternal of wife Musharraf, Sahba Begum .Mrs to according "percent, 6.5 at the of day second the on Musharraf, Pervaiz General Executive Chief in Women Island and Rural of Advancement the on conference three-day .here (RSC-AP) Region Pacific the and Asia minister, prime Malaysian the of wife Ali, Mohd Hasmah Siti Dr or state of heads of wives comprises which committee the chairs .region aforesaid the of governments representing is Sadaghi Khatami Zohreh Mrs Lady First Iran's .meeting the in Iran safe provide to expects also Plan Action Social the said She community- provide will It .cover sanitation safe and water drinking .education health based the under taken measures implemented also has government The adapting issues, health on awareness community for plan national of integration and education health include to education school .services health reproductive region the from ladies first assembled the told Musharaf Mrs it as yet, Pakistan in problem major a not was HIV/AIDS that .region the in elsewhere is grave the of recognition in steps taking is government the But there show figures Official .action effective for need the and risks of percent three Pakistan, in disease the of cases 2000 only are .women by for accounted are public promote to launched been has program comprehensive A .disease the of hazards and risks the of awareness in investment and reform health integrated has government The overall in increase cent per 25 spend to plans and services medical strategy reduction poverty national a on expenditure sector social .plan provides and loans bank credit micro up set also has It .areas rural in training skilled .women rural be will programs these of beneficaries Major established has government the said Musharaff Mrs addition, In the to out reach will which Women for Commission National a .Pakistan in women rural amongst poverty eradicate to level grassroots eradicate to region the of countries with closely work will We" commom our realize to together work can individuals that so poverty and men where deprivation and poverty of free society a of vision .added she "prosperity, and equality in live can women Australia, Iran, including countries 16 represents RSC-Ap Pakistan, India, Maldives, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Tonga, Laos Malaysia, Guinea, New Papua Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, .Mongolia and BN/LS/RR End