LAHORE: The Punjab government is all set to introduce two new women-specific bills in the coming session of the Punjab Assembly to promote gender equality and to protect women rights.
According to a press release on Tuesday, the first piece of legislation titled, “The Punjab Protection against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Bill 2012” has been proposed by the Women Development Department which was established in April 2012 for promotion of gender equality and protection of women while safeguarding their rights.
The other bill is Punjab Land Revenue Rules 1968 whereby district committees for protection of right of inheritance of women shall be created. Women Development Department Secretary Irum Bukhari expressed the hope that both the bills poised to be tabled in the provincial legislature would bring about positive socio-economic outcomes. Believed to be associated with women empowerment.