Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said violence against women is a crime against humanity as it is a legal offence as well as a social menace.
In his message, the CM observed that this social evil could be eradicated from society by empowering women and ensuring equal status. No other society could present an example of women empowerment as set by Islam 1400 years ago, he said.
Meanwhile, effective legislation has been made to protect women rights and to overcome violence against them, he added and pointed out that a state-of-the-art center has been established in Multan to protect women rights and to redress their grievances. Different facilities are provided under one roof in the center, he added.
The scope of such centers would be expanded throughout the province as the government is taking effective steps to end violence against women.
The dream of a new Pakistan cannot be materialized without completely eradicating violence against women, he repeated.