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Shehbaz calls for parliamentary consensus over female education and protection policies.

ISLAMABAD -- Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Mian Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif has calls for parliamentary consensus over female education and protection policies

In his statement on International Women's Day, Shehbaz Sharif said that Islam gives exemplary respect, rights to women and holds them in very high esteem.

The Prophet (SAWW) preached and practiced utter respect for women and their rights. We, as his followers, should follow in his footsteps, he said.

He was of the view that societal conduct towards women can be transformed for the best by enshrining the teachings of Islam in governance systems.

Shehbaz Sharif said that PML-N pays rich tribute to the instrumental role played by women in the Pakistan movement and over the entire course of human History.

He welcomed the increase of female representation in Pakistan's legislature and other walks of life and invited all members of the Parliament to work together for protection of the women's rights. Shehbaz highlighted the need for a unanimously agreed policy regarding female education and rights.

He recalled the exemplary steps taken by the PML-N to bolster the social and economic status of women. These, he said, included centers for legal and social justice for women, which he regretted had been shut down by the PTI government. He demanded that restoration of these centers.

Shehbaz Sharif urged the international community to act to stop the violation of women rights in Indian Occupied Kashmir, Palestine and other war-stricken countries. He called for a collective effort to safeguard the women and children in these war-torn regions and to prosecute the perpetrators of these war crimes against women so that they can be given exemplary punishments.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Mar 9, 2019
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