ISLAMABAD - National Commission on the Status of Women Chairperson Khawar Mumtaz, hailed the Child Marriage Restraint Bill, 2013.
He congratulating the members of the Sindh Assembly, especially the movers of the Bill, Sharmila Farooqui and Dr Sikander Manghro, Minister Women Development Rubina Qaimkhani.
"It will go a long way to ensure the right of girls," she stated. The chairperson reiterated the resolve of NCSW to promote gender equality and empower women and urged members of the national assembly and rest of the provincial assemblies to enact similar legislation.
Mumtaz also welcomed the Sindh government's announcement to create widespread awareness of the law.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 30-Apr-2014