The SAARC (South Asian Association for regional countries) is a politically very important region. The political scenario in SAARC is undergoing various changes switching over from traditionalism towards Modernization. SAARC reflects a backward third world area, where women participation in the political sphere was considered as a forbidden fruit. The socio- cultural, economic and political factors are the major hurdle in the way of women’s representation. There is still vacuum in politics regarding women participation. Women leadership programmes are streamlining to bring women on key posts as Prime Ministers President, foreign ministers, speaker and opposition leader etc. This region has produced more female chief executives as compare to the rest of the world. The political awareness, women empowerment, role of media, constitution, society and international instruments played pivotal role bring women on forefront of politics. The zipper system of the world demands that there should be equivalent representation of male and female in the legislature.
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5. Theories on Women’s Interests in the Parliament
6. Female political participation in south Asia: a case
study of Pakistan