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Pre-empting violence against women on govt agenda: Buzdar

November 25, 2019

LAHORE: Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that making effective laws to pre-empt violence against women is part of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government agenda.

In his message on the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, he said that violence against women was not only an inhuman act but also a legal offence.

Injustice done to any women on the basis of gender is tantamount to cruelty, he said, adding that by empowering women and granting them equal rights could help eradicate such a social vice, the CM added.

Religion Islam has granted women all rights, he added. The chief minister said that for providing prompt justice and redressing grievances of women, a state-of-the-art centre had been working in Multan and facilities of police, prosecution, medical and forensic were available under one roof at the centre.

The scope of such centres would be expanded to the whole province, he said. Usman Buzdar said the International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women provided an opportunity for creating awareness among people about providing all opportunities to women to lead a respectable and violence-free life.