Govt urged to make effective legislation for women rights


LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, has called upon the government to make effective legislation for the protection of women rights and ensure enforcement of the rights granted to the women by Islam.

Talking to media men after addressing a Hijab Conference organized by the JI women wing at Mansoora, he announced that the Hijab Day will be observed all over the world including Pakistan on September 4, to highlight the Islamic values of modesty and decency.

Begum Samiha Raheel Qazi, Begum Humera Tariq, Zubeda Jabeen and other JI women wing leaders were also present on the occasion.

Sirajul Haq said that Pakistan was the second Islamic state in the world after the state of Madina but the mental slaves of colonialism and the west were bent upon depriving it of its identity. However, he said, all such conspiracies would fail.

The JI chief called upon the government to completely ban the Indian films and dramas from the media as these were promoting obscenity and nudity and ruining the youth’s character. He said the TV channels and cable owners must be made to abide by the PEMRA rules. He also demanded an end to the evil practices of Wani, dowry, Karokari, exchange marriages. He also urged the Supreme Court to give its final verdict on the petition filed by the late Qazi Husain Ahmed, against the promotion of immorality and obscenity through the media.

Expressing concern over the alarming increase in the divorce rate in the country in the recent years, he said besides price hike and unemployment, the promotion of the Hindu culture through Indian dramas and films was the main cause of divorce. He said it was the government responsibility to control social perversion and to promote the culture of modesty in the country.

He said that in order to check the increase in divorce, the Family Courts and the relevant laws should be made more effective. He also called for giving special attention tea female education and setting up of separate universities and colleges for the girls/women to ensure inexpensive education to the women.

Referring to the political impasse in the country, Sirajul Haq said that both the sides were trying to prove that they had not invited the armed forces to interfere. This showed that the masses were not in favour of the armed forces involvement in politics.

The JI chief once again urged the two sides to sit together and find out a constitutional way out of the present situation. He said that the JI would like the participants of the sit-=in to return successful and the country to gain strength and emerge as an Islamic welfare state as a result of the sit-in.

Haq said the three week peaceful protest had also falsified the impression that the Pakistanis were extremists. He said that the leadership of all the political parties should sit together and sign an agreement that all the allegations in regard to rigging in the election would be honestly investigated. All those found responsible for rigging must be handed down exemplary punishment. During this time, the electoral reforms must be carried out in order to ensure that the elections were fair, free and transparent. Fresh elections should be held after that, he added.

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