Ombudsman stresses for women rights in society

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Provincial Ombudsman Punjab, Nabila Hakim Khan, on Thursday stressed the need of sensitizing women about their rights of property and inheritance saying that the Constitution guarantees equal rights to men and women.

Speaking at a seminar titled “Women Property Rights and Harassment of Women at Workplace ‘’ at BZU Gillani Law College here, she lamented that depriving women of their basic rights has become an unfortunate habit in the society. She said that it was all happening owing to a lack of knowledge and awareness, adding that the Ombudsperson Office is working across Punjab in this connection.

Ms Khan advised women to get their complaints registered with her office without any fear or fright and added that they had swiftly disposed of complaint of harassment of women at the workplace and action was taken on it. Bahauddin Zakariya University VC, Dr Mansoor Akbar Kundi informed that issues were popping up especially about women because we have distanced ourselves from Islam.