Property distribution: MPA Achakzai demands equal rights for women

Published: April 23, 2018
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Says women should be empowered according to Islam. PHOTO: AFP

Says women should be empowered according to Islam. PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA: Member of Balochistan Assembly Spozhmai Achakzai has demanded of the government to provide equal rights to women regarding distribution and inheritance of property.

She expressed these views while addressing a seminar on ‘amendment in the property rights bill’ organised by the Department of Women Development Balochistan.

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Hafiz Hussain Ahmed, Rehana Khilji, representatives of University of Balochistan, local government, NADRA and media-persons were also present.

MPA Achakzai said, “Every single person in society has to play his role in empowering women according to Islam, as neglecting them will produce various societal issues.”

She urged holding awareness campaigns on different levels for the rights of women.

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Taking over the podium, Department of Woman Development Secretary Mohammad Siddiq Mandhokhail said, “There is a need to empower women politically and economically as almost half of the population consists of women.”

He said, “This bill will help women in obtaining their due rights regarding property, and will also address other women-related issues.”

Public Service Commission Chairman Justice (retd) Mehta Kehlash Nath Kohli said, “Women should have equal rights regarding inheritance of properties like their male family members have as it is their constitutional right.”

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