ISLAMABAD: National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) Chairperson Khawar Mumtaz Saturday underlined the need to implement the Violence Against Women (VAW) law in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) following its implementation in all other provinces including Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. She mentioned earlier that this law was implemented in Punjab, Sindh and Balochistan while it was recently approved in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa adding, “Now it is time to implement the bill at capital level so that women’s protection in the country can be ensured.” She said merely formulating laws would not serve the purpose of protecting women from violence but strict implementation of such laws was indispensable for empowering this segments of the society. She also highlighted the need to launch an awareness programme through the relevant departments and print and electronic media to educate the people about this law.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2018.
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