One in five women faces violence in Pakistan

Published: December 26, 2016


MULTAN: One in five women faces sexual and physical violence in Pakistan which is totally unacceptable in a civilised society, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf leader and the party’s General Secretory of Dera Ghazi Khan Dr Shaheena Najeeb Khosa.

She was speaking at a talk on ‘Violence against women is not accepted’ in Dera Ghazi Khan on Sunday.

Every single person should come forward to end violence against women and the government should play a vital role to bring improvement in the society through modifying education system, she said, adding honour killings, bartered marriages, marriage of girls with the Holy Quran, throwing acids on women and physical and sexual repression are all inhumane acts and people involved in such case must be taken to task.

Shaheena said her party is trying hard to work to bring social improvements in the society to make the country a role model for other countries in the world.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 26th, 2016.

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