Sindh govt institutionalize gender equality through legislation: CM
KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that the society which does not respect women never flourishes, therefore we have institutionalized the gender equality and women empowerment through legislation.
He said this while speaking at a program organized to mark National Women Day organized by the Sindh Commission on Status of Women (SCSW), at a hotel here.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that it was his government which passed Sindh Child Marriage Restraint Act, 2013 and Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act 2013. Both the laws have been passed to empower women, he added.
Speaking as a chief guest on the occasion, the chief minister said that the women in Sindh constitute 48 per cent of the provincial population.
The female labour force has been calculated at 13.5 per cent while the literacy rate of women in Sindh has been recorded at 44 per cent, he said and added that the percentage of out of school girl children was 49 per cent for which he was striving to bring them back.
Syed Murad Ali Shah also said that he belonged to a party of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto who always worked hard for women empowerment and brought women in every public and private sector, including judiciary and police. - APP