Monday, November 28

Pakistan committed to ensure protection of women rights: NA told

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Wednesday that Pakistan is committed to ensure promotion and protection of women rights by adopting all possible measures.

Parliamentary Secretary on Human Rights Lal Chand told the House during Question Hour, that a project titled Human Rights Program with special focus on rights of women and children has been launched to protect rights of the women and children.

He said Family Protection and Rehabilitation Centres are also working in the Capital Territory to provide services including shelter and legal support to women victims of violence. He said a gender protection unit has also been established in the Federal Capital with the helpline 8090 to rescue the victims of gender-based violence.

Responding to another question, the Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar said that twenty million rupees have been earmarked for the construction of 132KV Grid Station in Kallat. He said ten million rupees has been released so far and project will be completed by June next year.

To a question, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan informed the House that government is ready to provide funds to set up model courts in the country to dispense justice. The House has now been adjourned due to lack of quorum and now it will resume on Friday at 11:00 a.m.