MOHR work­ing for in­tro­duc­ing leg­is­la­tion to pro­tect rights of women, chil­dren

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Min­istry of Hu­man Rights (MOHR) was workng on for itro­duc­ing leg­is­la­tion to pro­tect rights of women and chil­dren since July 2013 and suc­ceeded in this sec­tor as a num­ber ofA­mend­ments Bills were passed by the Par­lia­ment so far.

Con­se­quent upon the 18th Con­sti­tu­tional Amend­ment, the sub­ject of women and chil­dren rights was de­volved to the prov­inces, an of­fi­cial of the Min­istry told APP adding that at the Fed­eral level, “the sub­ject per­tains to Min­istry of Hu­man Rights.”

Leg­is­la­tion for women rights in­cluded Pro­tec­tion against Ha­rass­ment of Women at Work­place (Amend­ment) Bill, 2014, Hindu Mar­riage Bill, 2015, Anti-Rape Laws (Crim­i­nal Laws Amend­ment) Bill, 2013, and Anti Hon­our Kill- ing Laws (Crim­i­nal Laws Amend­ment) Bill, 2014 was in­tro­duced, the of­fi­cial said. Mean­while, leg­is­la­tion to en­sure and pro­tect chil­dren rights was also in­tro­duced in­clud­ing Crim­i­nal Law (Sec­ond Amend­ment) Act,2016, Draft Na­tional Com­mis­sion on the Rights of the Child Bil1, 2015, Draft Child Pro­tec­tion Is­lam­abad Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (ICT) Bill, 2016, Pun­jab Mar­riage Re­straint (Amend­ment) Act, 2015, Pun­jab Pro­hi­bi­tion of Child Labour at Brick Kilins Or­di­nance, 2016, Sindh Child Mar­riage Re­straint Act, 2013, Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Elim­i­na­tion of Cus­tom of Ghag Act, 2013, The Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa Pro­hi­bi­tion of Em­ploy­ment of Chil­dren Act, 2015.—APP

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