RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Expressing confidence that he would emerge successful in the fight against corrupt mafia, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is ready for any move of his opponents.
While addressing at an event held at Fatima Jinnah Women University in Rawalpindi in connection with International Women’s Day on Tuesday, the prime minister reaffirmed his firm commitment to continue the fight against corrupt mafia in order to bring them under the ambit of law.
The prime minister said that no NRO will be given to the corrupt elements, noting that it’s also important for protection of rights of weak segments of the society including the women.
Imran Khan said that the incumbent government has worked wholeheartedly for the empowerment of women folk. He said that history will remain testimony to it. He said that the effort was not aimed at securing votes but to provide fundamental rights to women.
Prime Minister Imran Khan pointed out that women in Europe got inheritance rights in 1920 but our holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) gave the same about 1,500 years ago.
However, he regretted that women in Pakistan do not get their due rights.
The prime minister said that we have now introduced inheritance rights law for women and now it is responsibility of the entire society including that of the administration to ensure its implementation.
The prime minister said that under Ehsaas program, 98 percent of the disbursements go into the hands of women while about Rs 500 billion have so far been disbursed under the program. He said that we are also giving more stipends and scholarships to the girls.