Lahore : Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that increased and improved educational opportunities for women and girls are positively co-related with higher economic productivity. Punjab Government has taken concrete steps through it’s policies and measures for promotion and protection of women’s rights to ensure improved access of women to health and education. Kinnaird College for Women Lahore is rendering exceptional educational and social services to the society, providing the students with best possible and latest educational facilities along with its social awareness and reform projects for the protection of the rights of women and create religious harmony among Interfaith Communities. The brilliant students of this educational institution are brightening the name of country in the whole world by performing splendidly in all walks of life.
He stated this while talking to the Principal Dr. Rukhsana David during his visit of Kinnaird College for Women Lahore. President Faces Pakistan Javed William, General Secretary Alaine Alam, International Human Rights activist Aron Kumar and heads of different facilities of the college were present on this occasion.
Khalil Tahir Sandhu said that the college has extended full cooperation to the Punjab Government through it’s consultation to empower the women, concrete legislation against violence and harassment against women, provision of equal rights to them. He said that weak support system at home with its socially conservative attitude, male dominated institutions and lack of legal awareness at grass roots level keep the vulnerable women unable to access justice service providers. Punjab Government through its strong legislation and full implementation has make it possible to safeguard the rights of women including job protection.
The Principal Kinnaird College Dr. Rukhsana David informed the minister that the college has successfully completed more than four hundred social action projects regarding protection and promotion of human rights, creating Interfaith harmony among communities.