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PM Nawaz says will pass legislation to put check on honour killing

February 22, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif Monday said the government will take all the necessary steps to bring an end to all kinds of discrimination against women.

He was addressing a programme in connection with the screening of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy’s documentary ‘A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’ here at the Prime Minister Offic.

He said men and women enjoy equal rights in Islam and the government has laid special focus on the protection of women’s rights and empowering them in the Vision 2015.

The Prime Minister said the civil society, religious scholars and media condemned crimes against women in the name of honour.

He said killing in the name of honor is wrong and relevant legislation will be made to put a check on the inhumane practice.