Govt committed to implement laws protecting women rights


Chairperson, Women Parliamentary Caucus of KP Assembly, Dr. Sumaira Shams has said that the government was committed to working with all relevant stakeholders to ensure effective implementation of laws.

She was speaking at a consultative session organized by the Aawaz-II Programme in partnership with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Commission on the Status of Women (KPCSW), to celebrate the passage of the landmark KP Domestic Violence Against Women (Prevention & Protection) Act 2021.

Civil society activists, lawyers, and journalists from across KP participated in the event. Talking about the significant aspects of the law Dr. Sumaira Shams said that the law recognizes psychological and emotional pressures as a form of violence.

The passage of the landmark legislation was hailed as an important milestone. However, immediate attention to framing rules and regulations was suggested.

On the occasion, Ms. Rukhshanda Naz, Ombudsperson-KP on Harassment at Workplace stressed the need for community engagement to ensure that people are aware of the legislation.—APP