PESHAWAR: A simple but impressive ceremony in connection with the women day held at the provincial assembly lawn. Noted women in their respective fields, women provincial parliamentarians and officials of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Govt. paid tribute to role of women being played in progress of the country.
Chief Guest, deputy speaker of KP assembly, Mahmood Jan said that KP assembly is pondering over bills on “Domestic Violence against women” and “Transgender Right Protection Bill”, and these bills were in the pipeline. Once the bills have passed, it will ameliorate the sufferings of these communities, which has long been neglected.
Speaking on the occasion, Information Minister Shaukat Yousufzai said that as KP was a militancy hit province, women here braved incalculable miseries: lost their husbands and sons. Therefore, KP needed more consideration. Moreover, he further added Vitriolic Attacks (acids throwing incidents against women) was a despicable act, and unfortunately it was on the rise in the KP. ‘’ bill against Vitriolic Attacks had passed in previous tenure of Pakistan Tehreek Insaf (PTI), stringent punishment clause had been added to discourage this face-disfigurement abhorrent act,’’ added Yousufzai.
Ziaullah Bangash, provincial minister of education, on the occasion spoke that upon the retirement clerical staff in girl’s education institutes in KP, female staff will be hired. The education dept. play has been playing a constructive role in the society.
Kamran Bangash special assistant of science and technology to Chief Minister, said that KP Govt. has launched special projects for uplift of girl’s education in science and technology.
Accomplished women, Maleeh Asghar khan, opposition member of KP assembly Night Orakzai, woman KP police official Shazia, psychiatrist Sadia Shafiq,MPA Aneesa Zeb Takhirkheli and Rakhshanda Naz throw light on issues facing the women of KP. They appreciated United Nations Development Program(UNDP) the role it being played for women well-being in KP. UNDP role in strenthing of women caucus in KP assembly is appreciable.
At the end of cake-cutting ceremony was performed.