Parliamentarians urged to take up Domestic Violence Bill


LAHORE – The Advisor to the Punjab Chief Minister Begum Zakia Shahnawaz has called upon the women parliamentarians to utilize their development funds to resolve women issues and end domestic violence on women. She was addressing a meeting titled ‘One Day Consultation with Parliamentarians and Political Parties on Domestic Violence Bill in Punjab’ organised by Mumkin EVAW Alliance on Thursday.
Zakia said that it was the duty of the women parliamentarians of national and provincial assemblies to unite themselves to move the Domestic Violence Bill in their respective assemblies irrespective of their political affiliations. Justice (r) Nasira Javaid Iqbal called upon the government to restore the Local Government Institutions so the victim women of domestic violence could easily approach the relevant institutes to get the issues addressed. She said Domestic Violence Bill was passed by the National Assembly in 2003, but later on it was lapsed from the Senate.