PESHAWAR: A top government advisor on Friday said that the provincial government was serious about implementing laws regarding women’s rights and that a special parliamentary committee has been set up to review and implement pro-women laws.
This was stated by Adviser to the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister on Education Ziaullah Bangash while addressing a day-long seminar. The seminar had been jointly organised by the Social Welfare Department and Canadian organization Cowater International at the Social Welfare Complex in Peshawar.
Participating in a panel discussion, provincial assembly member Ayesha Bano, Zeenat Bibi, K-P Commission on Status of Women Chairperson Dr Riffat Sardar and Human Rights Director General Ghulam Ali, speakers said that the province was far ahead in enacting various women protection laws when compared to other provinces.
However, they reminded that many challenges in implementing laws remain which need coordinated and joint efforts of all stakeholders.
Moreover, they said that even though certain laws have been passed and have been enacted, the public remains unaware about it.