KARACHI: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Patron-in-chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Sunday violence against women is the “worst form of human rights violations and its complete elimination remains the core dream of any progressive human society”.
In his message on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women being observed today (Monday), Bilawal reiterated the commitment of his party towards the steps and actions to protect women from violence and crimes.
He said the PPP had always stood for the empowerment of women and election of his mother as the first woman ever elected to head an Islamic nation had proved that an “overwhelming majority of our nation treats their mothers, daughters and sisters as equal partners in progress, peace and prosperity”.
Bilawal pointed out that women in Pakistan have immensely benefited from the Benazir Income Support Programme, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Programme and several other legislative and practical steps initiated under PPP governments.
He said as the son of a “martyr” mother, he will continue the efforts launched by Benazir Bhutto for the political, social and economic empowerment of women to ensure complete elimination of violence against women in Pakistan.