President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for empowering women by providing them rights of ownership and possession of properties.
He said that Islam had granted property rights to women but, regrettably, they had been kept deprived of their rights in certain areas of the country.
The president made these remarks while chairing a meeting regarding the enforcement of women’s property rights, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Wednesday.
He underlined the need to develop and strengthen the institutions of Federal and Provincial Ombudspersons to enforce these acts in letter and spirit ensuring the protection of the rights of ownership and possession of properties owned by women.
Kashmala Tariq informed the meeting that her institution had received 116 complaints since the enforcement of the Women’s Property Rights Act, 2020.
Out of 116 complaints, 15 cases were pending while the rest had been sent to concerned quarters for appropriate action, she added. Ms Nabila Ali Khan apprised the meeting that 250 cases had been received by the Ombudsperson Punjab and serious steps were being taken for their redressal.