Vi­o­lence against women on in­crease in coun­try: NCHR Chair­man

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Chair­man of Na­tional Com­mis­sion for Hu­man Rights (NCHR) Justice (Retd) Ali Nawaz Chowhan has said that vi­o­lence against women is on in­crease through­out the coun­try. Justice (retd) Chowhan, in a state­ment here, strongly con­demned the in­ci­dents of vi­o­lence against women, par­tic­u­larly in Ab­bot­tabad and Gu­jran­wala.

“The civ­i­lized so­ci­eties do not have such a bad sit­u­a­tion as we are wit­ness­ing presently,” he added.

The NCHR, he said, was deeply con­cerned over the is­sue and it was or­ga­niz­ing con­sul­ta­tive work­shops to rec­om­mend nec­es­sary amend­ments in Pak­istan Pe­nal Code to curb the vi­o­lence against women.

He also asked the de­part­ments con­cerned for strict im­ple­men­ta­tion of ex­ist­ing laws pro­tect­ing women against vi­o­lence.

The lo­cal bod­ies were now in place and they should ad­dress that is­sue in their re­spec­tive con­stituen­cies, he added. It was also the duty of Pesh-Imams to high­light the Is­lamic prin­ci­ples on be­nign treat­ment of women, whether they are wives, daugh­ters or moth­ers, Ali Nawaz ad­vised.—APP

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