Awareness drive on women’s rights to inheritance launched
ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Human Rights has launched an awareness drive about the provision of free legal aid for the women’s rights to inheritance.
According to a statement released from the ministry, the awareness campaign will educate women of the country about their inheritance rights and will provide free legal assistance to those women who are facing any difficulty regarding their right to inheritance.
“The incumbent government is committed to fulfillment of this fundamental right enshrined in Islamic jurisprudence and Constitution of Pakistan,” reads the statement issued by ministry.
The ministry also announced the launch of a helpline to help women who are facing any problem about their rights to inheritance.
Women across the country can now call on Ministry of Human Rights’ helpline — 1099 or telephone number 051-9221700 to seek any free legal guidance and assistance in this regard.
Through this campaign, the ministry aims to educate the people about the provision of free legal aid to the women’s right to inheritance.
Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari on October 12 had indicated that the government would soon launch a campaign to provide women free legal aid regarding inheritance.
“We have already started awareness drive regarding the women’s right to inheritance and launching another drive to provide free legal aid soon,” she had said while talking to Swedish Ambassador for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law Annika Ben David and Ambassador of Sweden Ingrid Johansson who called on her in Islamabad.
Shireen Mazari, while showing her commitment to ensure the protection of rights of every citizen without any discrimination, had said that the government was committed to protect the human rights including the rights of minorities and women.