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Altaf vows to improve lot of women

NAWABSHAH: The time is not far away when feudal and influential landlords involved in injustices would be brought to book according to laws, chief of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) said this in reference to women.

MQM chief Altaf Hussain said that women here were the most suppressed class, particularly for Sindh being a feudal society.

Speaking to a gathering organised by the MQM`s Women Wing at the Islamia High School here on Tuesday, he said that women of rural areas were treated badly all over the country but in Sindh, treatment meted out to them at the hands of male mastersand family members was ruthless and highly deplorable.

Women here are married to holy book in order to prevent the property from going into the hands of others, tortured on flimsy excuses and killed in the name of honour or karokari. He invited the sons of the soil to support the MQM in wiping out such evil customs from the society, forever.

Altaf Hussain emphasising on female education urged the parents to enrol their wards in schools and colleges so that they could produce a better future nation. He said thataschooland acoHegefor girls would be set up on American and European standards and directed the MQM`s Nawabshah chapter to assist the Coordination Committeeof the party in cherishing their dreams of educationallyarmed and financially independent rural women.

Women deserve respect for being mother, sister and wife and as such they should be fully guarded against evil eyes casting shadows on them.

They should have an equal footing with their male counterparts in every field of life be it home, workplace or a field, the MQM chief reassured.

Nations violating the rights and obligations of their female folks and men abusing their authority over females never prosper, rather such nations get destroyed.

MQM MNA Khushbakht Shujaat and others also addressed the gathering.