Lahore, November 24, 2016 (PPI-OT): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that no society can progress without giving rights to the women. He said that Islam has given unprecedented rights to the women which have no example in any society of the world. Islam stresses that no injustice should be committed to the women, he added. He said that all will have to discharge their religious, social and moral responsibilities for upholding women rights. Shehbaz Sharif said that protection of women rights is a national obligation which we will have to discharge successfully.
Dream of prosperity cannot be materialized without progress and empowerment of women, he added. In a message on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Chief Minister said that the aim of observing this day is to protect women rights and expedite efforts for checking violence against them. He said that the importance of key role of women in evolution of a society and every sector of life is recognized. He said that Punjab government has taken revolutionary steps for empowering women and safeguarding their rights.
Punjab government is setting state-of-the-art centres for eliminating violence against women, he added. The Chief Minister said that a state-of-the-art center has been established in Multan for the provision of justice to the women and redressing their grievances where police, prosecution, medical and forensic facilities are available at one place. Shehbaz Sharif said that this is the first and unique center in South Asia which is a milestone in evolving a permanent system for immediate resolution of women complaints.
He said that effective legislation has been made for protecting women rights and eliminating violence against them and unprecedented steps have been taken in this regard. He said that the role of women in economic development cannot be neglected. He said that progress and prosperity can only be ensured through economic protection of women, safeguarding them at workplace and providing them equal opportunities to move forward. He said we will have to reiterate the resolve that all out resources will be utilized for the protection of women and their rights.
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