Islamabad: Senate on Wednesday passed the Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights (Amendment) Bill 2021 to protect the rights of possession and ownership by women and make sure no rights are violated through force, coercion, fraud, or harassment, according to news sources.
Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz introduced the Women’s Property Rights bill before the Senate on behalf of Law and Justice Minister Farogh Naseem. The bill was passed by the National Assembly on June 7, and it was forwarded to the Senate Standing Committee on Law and Justice.
The Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Act 2020 is being amended by the Enforcement of Women’s Property Rights Bill 2021. Subsection 4 of the Act must be added to Section 5 as a result of this modification.
Section 5 empowered the ombudsman to issue orders on complaints made before her/him regarding the petitioner’s title or ownership of the property. Unfortunately, there was no opposition to the defender’s orders. The amendment provides for a 30-day right of representation against the order.
During the Senate meeting, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan stated that the government is working to improve road infrastructure by launching various highway and motorway projects. Among the projects are:
- Chitral-Garam Chashma
- Shikarpur-Rajanpur -Dera Ghazi Khan