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