PESHAWAR – Jamaat e Islami’s deputy chief and Senior Minister in the Khyber P. government, Sirajul Haq, has proposed an amendment in the constitution to provide for separate women assemblies at national and provincial level to protect the women’s rights.
In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that the women folk constituted almost 51 per cent of the country’s population but they were in minority in the assemblies of democratic societies.
Siraj ul Haq said that in the present assemblies, the voice of the male members was heard but the voice of the women members was stifled. As such, the present assemblies could not make effective laws for solving the problems of the women or for the protection of their rights.
He said the solution lay in amending the constitution to provide for separate women assemblies at national and provincial level.
He said that Pakistan could counter the western propaganda in regard to the women rights by setting up separate women assemblies where the women members could show much better performance in legislation and other fields. Besides, this would create a healthy competition between the male and the women assemblies.
Meanwhile, the Senior Minister Khyber P. government extended an invitation to the brilliant student Haris Manzoor, who has set new world record in O Level examination and also broken the 800 years old record of the Cambridge University, to visit the Khyber P.
He said that Haris Manzoor would be a guest of the provincial government and would also be given state honours.