Pakistan is fully committed to protect human rights; and adequate legal apparatus and administrative measures have been taken in this regard.
Governor Sindh Imran Ismail said this while talking to Chairperson, National Commission on Women Status (NCWS), Nilofer Bakhtiar, who called on him at Governor’s House here on Thursday.
Principal Secretary to Governor Sindh Dr Syed Saifur Rehman and Adeela Khan, member NCWS were also present on the occasion.
He said that the PTI government had shown even greater interests and was obligated in protecting the rights of women.
“It has promulgated Enforcement of Women’s Property Act 2020 to make sure that women get their due share in the inherited property. It has also enacted laws to discourage rape and sexual abuse of children.
There is zero tolerance for crimes against women and children at the government level,” he added.
Bakhtiar said that the National Commission on Women Status was dedicated to representing the diverse voices of women across every district in the country realizing gender equality in the public and private spheres.
“NCWS is mandated to promote social, economic, political and legal rights of women as provided in the Constitution of Pakistan.
The Commission has also produced several reports suggesting ways to counter violence against women besides holding seminars to discuss pro-woman legislation,” she added.
The governor Sindh while appreciating the endeavours and performance of NCWS said that it was imperative to address the structural causes of gender inequality, such as violence against women, economic empowerment, decent workplace environment, skill development, resource mobilization, etc.