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Sharmila seeks end to women atrocities

KARACHI: Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister on Information Sharmila Farooqi has expressed concern over the growing incidents of sexual assaults against women and children in the society and stressed the need to bring change in the mindset of the people to curb these heinous crimes.

She was talking to a delegation of women at her office here on Thursday. She said the government had taken many steps to protect women and children, adding the 18th Amendment had given protection to the rights of women and children, however, all segments of the society had to work together to support the government in its noble cause.

Sharmila said, “The incidents of criminal assaults leave a very horrible impact on innocent minds and bring bad name to Pakistan, so it is our collective responsibility to identify such mentally sick people to avoid such incidents.

Meanwhile, talking to a delegation of youth comprising different districts of Sindh here at her office on Thursday, Sharmila said during the last period of dictatorship, the doors of the government jobs were closed for youth but the present regime of Sindh had not only provided 60,000 jobs to the people on merit but also trained more than 90,000 youth in different trades to enable them to earn livelihood.

Establishment of Sindh Bank was another sincere effort to provide jobs to the talented people, as it will generate 6,000 jobs, she said.

Source: The News

Date:1/21/2011