PM Congratulates Nation on Passage of Anti Honour Killing Legislation

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif congratulates the Parliament and entire nation on the passage of anti honour killing legislation today. I congratulate the Parliament, the NGOs, civil society, academia, media and all those who worked hard and supported us in the passage of this legislation, the Prime Minister said. The Prime Minister said that honour killing was one of the most critical problems that Pakistan was facing and the government was determined to adopt all possible ways to remove this stain from our society. We have succeeded in our efforts today; there is no honour in honour killing, the Prime Minister stated. We will make it sure to fully enforce this legislation across the country as we did during its passage from the Parliament; women are the most essential part of our society and I believe in their empowerment, protection and emancipation so that they can equally contribute towards development and prosperity of our country, the Prime Minister reiterated. I urge the entire nation particularly enlightened and progressive voices in the country to support us in successful enforcement of the legislation and catch hold of those who have been targeting women through frivolous customs and practices that have nothing to do with Islam, the Prime Minister concluded.

Source: Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage