Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi has emphasized the need for empowering women by providing them rights of ownership and possession of properties.
Chairing a meeting regarding the enforcement of women’s property rights in Islamabad on Wednesdy, he said that Islam had granted property rights to women but, regrettably, they had been kept deprived of their rights in certain areas of the country.
The meeting was briefed about the Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Acts passed by the Federal Government in 2020, the Government of Punjab in 2021, and the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2019.
The President expressed the hope that the implementation of these acts would empower women and grant them financial autonomy. He also underlined the need to develop and strengthen the institutions of Federal and Provincial Ombudspersons to enforce these acts in letter and spirit to ensure the protection of the rights of ownership of woman’s property.
The meeting also highlighted the need to launch an awareness campaign through media as well as engage the Ulema to educate the people about the role of Ombudspersons in protecting women’s property rights.