Bill prohibiting gender disclosure to be tabled to end sex-selective abortion

LAHORE: Punjab Well being Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid has introduced {that a} invoice prohibiting the disclosure of gender in the course of the being pregnant could be tabled quickly to finish the pattern of sex-selective abortion.

She revealed this whereas addressing a seminar on “Ending Gender-Based mostly Violence” held underneath the ambit of the Punjab Authorities in collaboration with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Ladies (UNWOMEN).

“This saddens me that some folks get to know in regards to the intercourse of the child throughout being pregnant and abort the kid if it weren’t a boy,” she regretted.

“Do not forget that the Prophet (PBUH) condemned this stigma. Islam offers equal rights to girl, let’s implement Islamic teachings in letter and in spirit”, she mentioned.

She added that Prime Minister Imran Khan overtly accredits his mom for his success, a proof of which is the institution of Shaukat Khanum Most cancers Hospital.

The provincial well being minister reiterated that no society can transfer ahead with out empowering girls. “Violence in opposition to a lady disturb the entire household and society within the bigger context,” she mentioned.

She regretted that this vulnerability was not unique to girls from creating international locations and appreciated UNWOMEN for becoming a member of fingers with Punjab authorities to finish violence in opposition to girls.

“Pakistan stands at quantity 6 within the listing of nations the place gender-based violence is a typical apply. Time has come to push Pakistan in a brand new path by empowering our girl people”, she concluded.

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