First Women Law Conference In Karachi: HumSub.TV


First Women Law Conference In Karachi

First Women Law Conference In Karachi: First Women Law Conference was held in Karachi calling for empowerment of women in the professional life, encouraging them to pursue law and higher education. The event was organized by the Justice Helpline in collaboration with the Arts Council of Pakistan, the Sindh Women Development Department, the Standing Committee on Minority Affairs of the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the SHCBA, the SZABUL, the KBA, the Dadabhoy Institute of Higher Education, the Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology and the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Dewan University.

Justice (retd) Majida Rizvi,  presided over the conference, appreciated the induction of female judicial officers in the district judiciary, but said women should be provided with opportunities in the superior courts. She said that several laws have been formulated to protect the rights of women, and that they should be enforced and implemented in letter and spirit.

First Women Law Conference In Karachi
First Women Law Conference In Karachi

The Sindh High Court’s Justice Ashraf Jehan said women have proved their abilities in every walk of life, including the legal profession, and stressed the need to change the mindset prevalent in society. She said the strength of female judges is more than male judges in several developed countries, including Turkey, where women are performing their duties as judicial officers and judges of superior courts as well as successfully proving their abilities in society.

The Sindh High Court’s (SHC) Justice Aqeel Ahmed Abbasi on the occasion said women play a very important role in society, and urged women, especially girls, to educate themselves and work for the betterment of society.

The SHC’s Justice Kausar Sultana Hussain said the bar and bench play an important role in the dispensation of justice in society. She said that several female lawyers and jurists, including Justice (retd) Khalida Rashid, Justice (retd) Salma Subhan and Justice (retd) Majida Rizvi, provided remarkable services not only to the legal profession but to the country.

Law & Justice Commission of Pakistan Secretary Dr. Raheem Awan said it has been decided in the commission’s meeting, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, that cases of female under-trial prisoners will be disposed of urgently by constituting special benches in high courts and trial courts in district courts. He said it has also been decided that dedicated areas of family courts will be established in each district of the province to decide disputes relating to family and women’s rights.

Justice Helpline Program

Justice Helpline President Nadeem Sheikh thanked all the participants of the program and announced that the Justice Helpline will organize a women law conference every year.

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