Minister slams Religio-Political parties threatening Aurat March on March 8

“Strongly condemn those political ldrs[leaders] calling on ppl [people] to forcibly stop #AuratMarch. Women like other segments of society have a right to peacefully protest & demand their rights already enshrined in our constitution,” the human rights minister tweeted on Monday.

“Our government is committed to ensuring an end to discrimination against and harassment of women and it has put in place programmes, policies and legislative measures to empower women and girls,” Dr Mazari said.

Though in her tweets the minister did not name any political party or its leader, she tweeted a few days after a recent announcement made by JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman urging his party workers to stop any activity to be carried out on roads in the name of human rights and violate teachings of the Quran and Sunnah.


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