Govt taking steps for protection, promotion of Women Rights
The spokesperson of Human Rights Ministry said 'Criminal Law' has been passed by joint session of parliament which includes offences relating to rape and honour killing.
The government is taking appropriate measures with regard to protection and promotion of Women Rights in Pakistan.
According to the spokesperson of Human Rights Ministry, the Criminal Law' has been passed by the joint session of the parliament which includes offences relating to rape and honour killing.
He said that the government has also initiated the Action Plan for Human Rights which provides for specific intervention in order to ensure protection of Women's Rights.
He said a national Commission for Human Rights has also been established with a broad mandate and powers to take suo-moto actions against violations and a toll free helpline 1099 was also established for legal advice on Human Rights violation with special focus on women related issues.
A Family Protection and Rehabilitation Centre for Women is also working in the federal capital to provide protection and legal assistance as well as psycho-social support to the women victims of violence.