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Islam gives great importance to women’s rights: President Alvi

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ISLAMABAD: Underscoring the need for social protection to women in the society, President Arif Alvi said that Islam gave great importance to women’s right.

Addressing a seminar, in connection with awareness campaign against harassment, President Arif Alvi lauded the role of women in strengthening democracy in the country.

He said that our religion gave respect and special place to women in the society and added that Islam also gave inheriting rights to women.

The president said that a society could not be called an Islamic society until it did not ensure women’s right. He said unfortunately the woman had not equal rights to the man in our society.

Read More: Govt to launch campaign to provide women legal aid about inheritance: Mazari

Earlier, the Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, on October 12, had said the government would soon launch a campaign to provide women free legal aid regarding inheritance.Oct12

“We have already started awareness drive regarding the women’s right to inheritance and launching another drive to provide free legal aid soon,” she 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 here in Islamabad.

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