KARACHI: Adviser to Chief Minister Sindh on Media, Sharmila Farooqi, said on Saturday that approval of bill on domestic violence against women would not only reduce the incidents of violence against women, but also bring positive effects on the society.
This she said while talking to various women delegations at her office here on Saturday. The adviser requested the members of Sindh Assembly to approve the bill against domestic violence on women on April 23 session as after 18th Amendment in the Constitution it had become the responsibility of the provinces to make legislations for the rights of women and to give them their due status in the society.
She assured the women that the present democratic government, following the vision of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto and under the guidance of President Asif Ali Zardari, was striving hard to protect women rights and to give them their due status. Farooqi said that the measures taken for the protection of the rights of women had produced good results. She said that the bill against domestic violence on women would reduce ugly incidents and the law enforcers would be able to catch those who were involved in such unpleasant incidents. She said that it was also the responsibility of the provincial governments to nab those who threw acid on women, because violence against women and incidents of throwing acid were heinous crimes. “We should build a society where women could perform their duties freely, she said. On the occasion, women informed adviser about their problems and she assured them that their problems would be resolved.