Abstract

The study endeavors to analyze the ontology of political empowerment of women with the role of female legislators from Lahore in the Punjab Assembly (2002-07). The selected era has a peculiar importance as the number of reserved seats was increased up to 17% in the National and Punjab Assembly and 33% in the local governments. The initiatives taken by President Pervaiz Musharraf led to the process of women empowerment which continued even after his era. The study is an effort to encompass the outcomes of those initiatives and the performance of women legislators in the Punjab Assembly. Semi-Structured interviews of the women legislator, academician and the media person were conducted to infer the results. Secondary sources were used to make the study more authentic.