Need to end do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on women stressed

The Pak Banker - - 2national -

QUETTA: Balochis­tan Min­is­ter for Women Devel­op­ment Ghaz­ala Gola has em­pha­sized the need to make a mind­set of so­ci­ety to en­sure end to vi­o­lence par­tic­u­larly do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on women.

Ac­cord­ing to a state­ment is­sued on Sun­day, she said women were an op­pressed and down­trod­den seg­ment of the so­ci­ety who had been vic­tim­ized of do­mes­tic and other types of vi­o­lence for years.

She un­der­lined the need to launch ef­forts to change mind­set which caused do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on women.

She said Pak­istan Peo­ple's Party was sin­cere to take steps to end do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on women adding ap­proval of law on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence was a part of such ef­forts.

She urged the non-gov­ern­men­tal or­ga­ni­za­tions and me­dia per­sons to high­light law on do­mes­tic vi­o­lence on women as say­ing it would help in con­trol­ling such type of cru­elty.

More­over, Min­is­ter for Women Devel­op­ment, Fir­dous Ashiq Awan has said the govern­ment wants that JUI (F) should re­turn and back the govern­ment in its ef­forts to fur­ther strengthen the present sys­tem.

"Maulana Fa­zlur Rehman is a sea­soned and ma­tured politician.

He should re­join the coali­tion and pro­mote pol­i­tics of con­sen­sus which is beauty of the democ­racy," she said in a TV pro­gramme.

The Min­is­ter said the rec­on­cil­i­a­tion pol­icy of the govern­ment would con­tinue and present po­lit­i­cal cri­sis would be over soon.

The present govern­ment would com­plete its ten­ure and there would be no change be­cause our coun­try can­not af­ford any in­sta­bil­ity at this time, Fir­dous Ashiq said the ma­jor par­ties of the coun­try are in favour that the present demo­cratic sys­tem should con­tinue and in this re­gard she men­tioned state­ment of Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif. Both PML (N) and PPP are com­mit­ted to solve is­sues by im­ple­ment­ing char­ter of democ­racy.

The Min­is­ter said, with re­gard to re­cent cri­sis, PPP was con­sult­ing its al­lies on ev­ery is­sue and added that po­lit­i­cal forces would foil any con­spir­acy against present demo­cratic sys­tem. The Min­is­ter said that Pak­istan is phas­ing through crit­i­cal sit­u­at­ing and it is prime re­spon­si­bil­ity of all po­lit­i­cal forces to work for the unity of coun­try and curb the un­demo­cratic forces so that their ne­far­i­ous de­signs could be foiled. -App

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