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Discriminatory laws against women to be repealed: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Wednesday said the government would remove all man-made discriminatory laws and discriminatory practices that militate against the rights of the women and are violative of the spirit of Islam. He expressed these views during a meeting here in which he and PML President Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain discussed the strategy to further protect the rights of women in the country. The meeting was also attended by PML Secretary General Syed Mushahid Hussain, Federal Minister for Information Muhammad Ali Durrani, Federal Minister for Women Development Sumaira Malik, MNA Nasrullah Khan Dreshak and Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology Dr Khalid Masood. The prime minister said the government will take all stakeholders into confidence to ensure the smooth passage of the proposed legislation.

He said Shujaat has been entrusted by the party with the task to carry out consultations along with the coalition partners with all stakeholders on the draft bill introduced by the party in parliament. During the meeting political situation in the country, PML party matters, especially its enrolment drive, also came under review. The prime minister apprised the meeting of his recent visit to Yemen and Saudi Arabia. He said apart from consultation with the top leadership of those countries, he interacted with leading businessmen and investors and the Pakistani community. Earlier, the parliamentarians apprised the prime minister of the satisfactory implementation of the development projects in their constituencies.
Source: The News
Date:12/28/2006

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