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PTI condemns violation of women’s rights

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Fauzia Qasuri Thursday condemned continuous violation of women rights saying that women were overwhelmingly under attack, especially in Punjab. Speaking at a press conference, the PTI leader announced that the party will shortly unveil a policy for the protection of women rights. Fauzia was of the view that both Islam and Constitution guarantee fair rights for women.

She said substantial legislation has also been made to protect women rights yet the breach is widening all around. Talking about the incident occurred in Muzaffargarh, where two elderly women were disrobed and paraded naked in the streets, Qasuri held the federal and provincial governments responsible. She said, “Both the governments have completely failed to protect women from torture and affliction.”

Calling it the sheer negligence and incompetence of the rulers, she said around 3,153 incidents of women rights violation had been reported from July 2011 to December 2011. According to Qasuri, the person who names himself as ‘Khadim-e-Ala’ occupies around 20 ministries and hence economic and administrative profiles of the province were deteriorating. She said PTI does not only represent the elite of the country rather caters for women from all walks of life.

Supporting early elections in the country, she said the situation would be out of control if the government did not dissolve assemblies for new polls as federal and provincial governments have been completely failed. Eminent social workers Arifa Mazhar, Asma Rajawi, Adeeba Ameer-ud-Din, Rabia Haider and Dr Rakhshanda announced to join the PTI on the occasion.

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