ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Law and Justice, Barrister Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem said on Wednesday that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was committed to women empowerment through introducing new laws.
Addressing a national debate on violence against women in Islamabad, he said that the government had enacted laws to safeguard the rights of Pakistani women.
The provincial governments, police and media must support and encourage the enacted laws so that the women were aware of their rights, said Naseem.
“Women should be educated about their rights more than the police, lawyers, judges or law ministry,” said Barrister Naseem.
He said that the federal government was committed to women empowerment by introducing women-centric laws.
Naseem said that he had drafted a legal aid law under the Ministry of Human Rights, which would take care of crimes against women and children. “The law has to be enforced at different levels,” he added.
The minister also apprised participants about the new anti-rape laws. While explaining its purpose, he said that people in Pakistan usually blame the victim (women) and questions them in rape cases instead of the rapists.