lbad hails signing of karo-kari bill -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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lbad hails signing of karo-kari bill

KARACHI: January 06,2005 Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul lbad Khan has described the signing of Bill on Karo-kari by President Pervez Musharraf a his­toric achievement for which he deserves all praise.

He was talking to a citizen’s delegation which called on him at the Governor’s House here Wednesday. The delegation was led by Azfar Rizvi, President Daily Adab-o-Saqafat.
,,The Govenor said that initiative for introducing this bill goes to, Sindh province.

He referred to a number of meetings held by him at the Govenor’s House against the centuries old and detestable custom of Karo-kari, formulated legal recommendations and forwarded them to the federal government for approval. He thanked the members of National Assembly and the Senate who extended full cooperation and ensured legislation.

Dr Ishratul Ibad said that credit goes to Sindh Assembly which passed a resolution condemning Karo-kari. The delegation and particularly its women members, paid
tributes to Governor lshratul lbad for his bold initiative and success in this regard.

They said that women in the interior of Sindh will now have a mental solace. They assured the,, Governor of their full cooperation to his efforts for creation of awareness in the society on this count.

They also appreciated the governor’s efforts against crime dens and elimination of crimes in the cities and villages of-Sindh.

The Governor pointed out that action against gambling, narcotics and prostitution dens will cast good impact on the society and particularly the youth. He said when the youth watch such activities taking place around them, it not only increases the possibilities for their involvement in them but also develop a trend of committing crimes to get money for meeting their requirements.

He castigated the under world for playing an obnoxious role in promoting such negative activities.The governor said that coordi­nated efforts are being carried out for wiping out this chain of crimes from the root.
Source: Daily Time
Date:1/6/2005