LAHORE - President Lahore High Court Bar Association, Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal has said now women are more than half of the population of our society and they are being provided with all their basic rights. Therefore it is need of the hour that women should play their due role for the solidarity of Pakistan with the same spirit they struggled during creation of Pakistan. She was addressing a special sitting organised by Nazria Pakistan Trust in collaboration with Tehrik-e-Pakistan Trust at Aiwan-e-Karkunan Tehrik-e-Pakistan on Saturday in connection with the celebrations of Independence Week. Chief Operating Officer Waqt TV, Rameeza Nizami was also present on the occasion. Nasira said she closely watched the Pakistan Movement in her childhood. Her mother received women in March 23, 1940 meeting at Minto Park. Her mother also worked at Wahga border to exchange women on border. Fatima Sughra who hoisted Pakistans flag at Civil Secretariat came to her house first from where she proceeded to Civil Secretariat. She said women have share in property. She deplored marriage with Quran in some areas and urged its elimination. She said freedom gave us courage. Therefore women should not be afraid and play their role for development of Pakistan. Begum Majeeda Wyne on the occasion said that Islam had given due rights to women. And it is must for mothers that they should tell their children how Pakistan came into being and how could it be protected. Begum Surraya Khurshid said that according to MA Jinnah if pen and sword are first and second force then women is the third force. The Quaid ordered for election in women wing of Muslim League and Begum Maulana Johar became President while Fatima Jinnah was elected Secretary. Begum Khurshid Niazi said that Girls Guide worked for the education and training of women and it should be strengthened. Begum Mehnaz Rafi said that women created lot of awareness among public during Pakistan Movement and they still can work for the progress of the country. The Quaid was aware of the importance of women and their representation in political set up. Therefore the Quaid wanted to take benefit of women capabilities and wanted their participation in nation building endeavours. Dr Parveen Khan said 80,000 Muslim women were kidnapped during partition of which only 17,000 could be taken back. Begum Sakina Shaheen MPA said women rendered untold sacrifices in Pakistan Movement. EX MPA Kanwal Naseem said that women were fairly representing in Assemblies and in Local Government and they were taking part in legislation. Misbah Kokab said that women should work shoulder to shoulder with men for solidarity of Pakistan.