PCSW to be further strengthened by establishing its chapters, CM

Peshawar: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has said that the Provincial Commission on Status of Women (PCSW) will be further strengthened by establishing its chapters at the remaining 13 districts and stressed that laws about protection of women’s rights must be implemented in letter and spirit.

Talking to a delegation of the commission headed by its chairperson Neelum Toru which called on him at CM Secretariat today, the Chief Minister assured full support of the government to the commission for implementing the women policy of the present provincial government and ordered the relevant quarters to remove impediments in implementation of the agenda of the commission.

Expressing the provincial government’s commitment for protecting women from various kinds of violence and harassment, the Chief Minister deputed an officer of the CM Secretariat to pursue the progress on resolving the commission’s issues relating to different departments and directed him to submit the progress report on daily basis.

The matters pertaining to autonomy of the commission and amendment in the law to address the issue of violence against women both at home and work places were also discussed during the meeting and the Chief Minister directed the commission to submit the draft bill as soon as possible for consideration of the provincial cabinet.

The delegation comprised of the Chief Minister’s special assistant Dr. Mehar Taj Roghani, MPA Meraj Humayun Khan and other members of PCSW.