President Alvi urges CCI to play role in ensuring the protection of women’s rights


Islamabad – April 27 (Online): President Dr. Arif Alvi Tuesday asked the Chairman of Council of Islamic Ideology (CII) to play his role in ensuring the protection and promotion of women’s rights, particularly their right to inheritance.
Chairman CII, Dr. Qibla Ayaz, called on President Alvi, at Aiwan-e-Sadr on Tuesday.
The President stated that our religion Islam had granted social and economic rights to women but unfortunately the cultural hindrances kept them deprived of their rights. The government had enacted a law to protect women’s property rights and ensure that such rights are not violated.
President underscored the need for sensitizing the people about the rights of women particularly their rights to inheritance and urged CII to play its role in creating awareness in this regard by using the services of Ulema and Pesh-Imams.
The President congratulated Dr. Qibla Ayaz on his appointment as Chairman CII and advised him to prepare a vision and roadmap and set time-lines for achieving the objectives.
The President acceded to the request of Chairman CII to hold a virtual conference with Ulema to chalk out a strategy for creating awareness among people about the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Qibla Ayaz assured the President of Ulema’s cooperation to support his efforts about the empowerment of women and awareness on health-related issues.