The announcement in this regard was made through the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s (PTI) official Twitter account.
“It is shameful that women are talked out of their inheritance through emotional blackmail and family pressure,” said Council of Islamic Ideology Chairman Dr Qibla Ijaz in a video message released by the ministry.
In a statement issued to mark the launch of the campaign, the PTI tweeted: “Women’s right to inheritance has been one of the cornerstones of PM Imran Khan’s struggle for equality and justice in Pakistan. We are proud to announce that the Ministry of Human Rights will be launching a nationwide campaign to educate people on this issue.”
Women’s right to inheritance has been one of the cornerstones of PM Imran Khan’s struggle for equality & justice in Pakistan. We are proud to announce that the Ministry of human rights will be launching a nation wide campaign to educate people on this issue.#WomenInheritance pic.twitter.com/31ROCZnShU
— PTI (@PTIofficial) September 14, 2018
The ministry has set itself the goal of educating people about the religious and legal protection provided to women’s right to inheritance in Pakistan.
“Islam and Pakistan’s Constitution offer clear guidance on the matter. Articles 23 and 24 of the 1973 Constitution furnishes complete details regarding matters of inheritance and provides clear guidelines regarding women’s rights in this regard,” Dr Ijaz said.
According to Article 23 of the 1973 Constitution: “Provision as to property. Every citizen shall have the right to acquire, hold and dispose of property in any part of Pakistan, subject to the Constitution and any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the public interest.”
Furthermore, Article 24 explains the protection of the right to property and states that no person shall be deprived of their property save in accordance with law.
It is pertinent to mention here that a helpline number 1099 has been launched by the ministry to provide free legal advice on the matter.