Canadian senator to raise voice for Pakistan’s women in senate

Akhunzada Fazle Haq

Salma Saranjam Khan, a Pakistani-Canadian senator, has said that she will raise her voice for the rights of Pakistani women in the Canadian Senate Human Rights Committee. She expressed these views while addressing a meeting during her visit to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission for Women.

On this occasion, Dr.Anushka Ataullah Jan of University of Toronto, Dr. Rifat Sardar chairman of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission for Women (Kp.C.S.W), members of the commission Asiya Jahangir, Member Provincial Assembly Sajida Hanif, Ikramullah Khan, Dr. Hussain Ali chair of Abdul Wali Khan University Sociology Department, Dr. Abrar Hussain chairman Social Work Department Peshawar University, Dr. Iram Maqsood of Benazir University, Shabina Gulzar were also present.

Dr. Rafat Sardar, Chairman of the Commission, gave a detailed briefing on the activities of the Commission regarding the protection of women’s rights and its branches.

Dr. Rafat Sardar briefed about the protection of women’s rights by the government. The atrocities against Kashmiri women and the rights of Afghan women were also discussed in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Salma Saranjam Khan appreciated the efforts of Kp.C.S.W in conducting research on women through various universities in the province and said that the implications of what is happening in neighboring countries regarding women’s rights.

She said that she would raise the Pakistani women’s rights and their issues in the Canadian Senate Human Rights Committee.

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