KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain has said that women are an integral part of the society and deserve due respect and protection to establish a developed society.
Addressing the members of party’s coordination committee in connection with International Day for the elimination of violence against women, he said that the MQM has been advocating against the violence on women from day one and has the distinction of tabling “Women protection” bill in the National Assembly and getting it passed, said a statement received here on Monday.
This is the need of the hour that “Women Protection” bill should be abided in letter and spirit and those who violate it should be dealt with firmly.
Altaf Hussain further said that Islam has given clear instructions to respect and protect women, as it is vital for the progress of the society.
He said that women are working with men on all fronts in the MQM and advocating equal rights for women from MQM’s platform. On the occasion, the coordination committee also called upon the government to take concrete measures to protect women rights.