Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto vows to ‘implement women rights laws
HYDERABAD: Sindh Minister for Women Development, Ms Tauqeer Fatima Bhutto has vowed to implement all laws, which provide protection to women rights in letter and spirit.
The present government, she added is fully committed to complete all women development projects so that the fifty percent population of the country could get their basic rights.
Speaking as chief guest at the prize distribution ceremony, organised here by Hayat Girls High School, the minister said complaint centres are being established in different parts of the province so as to register the complaints of women who suffer torture of different nature. The provision of timely justice will be ensured at these complaint centres, the Minister added.
Speaking on increasing cases of Karo-Kari (honour: killings) in different parts of the province, ie Minister said that by implementing the laws in a strict manner, the trend of killing of innocent women in the name of honour could be controlled and the present government is working in this direction.
The present government has initiated various steps including ten percent women quota in employment besides encouraging the women to take part in various fields of life and shoulder the responsibilities along with their male counterparts for the development of the country.
The government has decided to provide soft loans to women under microfinancing so that the women could launch their own business and ‘ live a respectable life, the Minister said.
The government has already announced grant of government agricultural land to the women of rural parts of the province so that they could cultivate crops and enjoy the benefits of its production, Tauqeer Fatima added.
The Sindh Minister underlined the need for providing education to girls adding that only the increase in literacy among them could provide them maximum benefits and protection of their due rights.
A literate mother could play a pivotal role in making an educated family and creating a healthy and cordial atmosphere in the society, the Minister said. The present government, she added, has focused its attention to girls’ education by establishing
maximum number of educational institutions for them.
Tauqeer Fatima also called upon the girl students to fully take part in curricular and extra-curricular activities so that in future they could be able to meet the challenges of the modern world.
Later, the Minister distributed shields and trophies among students who secured positions in the recently held examinations.
Source: The Nation