Women urged to play role in promotion of peace -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Women urged to play role in promotion of peace

LAHORE – Pakistan is facing extreme terrorism, and at this juncture women should play their role to promote peace and harmony in the country. These views were expressed by women from different walks of life at a two-day long seminar ‘Azmat-e-Shuhada’ at Jamia Khatija-tul-Kubra in Lahore on July 25.

They said that country’s biggest problem was illiteracy and poverty and to improve the society women should be given importance. “Terrorists have no religion and they are not eligible for any courtesy,” said Ghaliba Khurshid, Member NWFP’s Provincial Assembly. Fatima Hussaini, daughter of Allama Arif-ul-Hussaini, said that Islam promotes love, peace and brotherhood. She said Jamia Khatija-tul-Kubra prepared a comprehensive plan to promote women in the country.

In the end, they demanded the government to establish as much as educational institutes for women in far flung areas besides establishing more vocational training institutes. Institutes all over the country should be established to provide financial aid to the poor widows and also to provide easy loans to them. They also demanded the government to ban use of women in modeling to stop the increasing flood of vulgarity and nudity, while the government should also provide essential aids to the families of martyred.
Source: The News
Date:7/26/2004