A WOMENâS rights foundation yesterday called on the Punjab government to pass more laws on domestic violence to combat the growing threat to women in Pakistan.
Abid Ali, program officer for policy and data monitoring at the Aurat Foundation, said violence against women is a chronic problem.
âMore than 6,000 incidents of violence against women were registered last year. These included 26 cases of varied nature including rape, acid throwing, honor killing and sexual harassment mostly in rural areas,â Ali told attendees at a conference organized by the Punjab government to mark International Womenâs Day at Gaddafi stadium in Lahore.
âWe demand a Punjab domestic violence bill and its actual implementation.â
Rahat Nasreen of Shirkat Gah, one of more than 70 NGOs who attended the four-day event, said Punjab state has failed to protect womenâs basic rights.
Report from ucanews.com