ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervez Rashid has said that the government will implement the Women Protection Act at every costs.

“Laws are being framed for providing due status to women and for the protection of their rights. Legislation was enacted for protection of women against violence. Government will implement these laws,” he said this while addressing a photographs exhibition held here Monday under Nazria Council Pakistan.

“The daughters of the nation have boosted the status of Pakistan by winning a cricket match against Indian assuaging the pain felt by the nation over losing of match by our sons against India,” he said adding “I congratulate the women cricket team for the victory”.

“It was vision of Quaid—e-Azam that justice and equal rights were given to every Pakistan. There should be no discrimination among the citizens of Pakistan. Pakistanis don’t accept any discrimination. All are enjoying equal rights,” he said.

Pakistan’s role and importance has also been recognised by the international community, he said adding the entire world has lauded the steps taken by Pakistan and our armed forces for weeding out terrorism from the country. The sacrifices rendered by our armed forces, masses, youth and women for elimination of terrorism will not go waste, he said.

“We want good friendly relations with all neighbouring countries including India so that peace prevails in the region. We want good ties with our neighbouring countries for alleviation of poverty,” he said.