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Legal assistance for women: Govt launches helpline

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

09th Mar, 2020. 08:00 pm
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helpline for women

Minister for Human Rights, Dr. Shireen Mazari said during the assembly session that a toll free Helpline 1099 for legal advice on human rights violations has been established to facilitate the women’s access to justice under certain laws.

She said trained lawyers have been deputed to respond all such cases online and free of cost.

The National Assembly was informed today that government is committed to ensure protection and promotion of human rights with special focus on the rights of women and girls.

Replying a question, Minister for Power Division Omar Ayub made it clear that no loadshedding is being enforced by Lahore Electric Supply Company.

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Parliamentary Secretary on Foreign Affairs Andleeb Abbas, responding to a question, said the government has decided to establish Pakistan Missions in Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Uganda and Djibouti in pursuance of its policy of look Africa and strategic engagements with African countries to enhance exports to the continent.

At the outset of the session, the House offered fateha for the departed souls of Col Mujeebur Rehman, who was martyred in an operation against terrorists in Dera Ismail Khan, former Mayor Karachi Naimatullah Khan, the passengers died in various accidents in Skardu, Bagh in Azad Kashmir, and those who died in a building collapse in Karachi.

The lawmakers prayed Almighty Allah to rest the souls of Muslims, martyred in India and Occupied Kashmir at the hands of Indian forces.

They also offered fateha for Muslims died of Coronavirus across the globe.

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