Bilawal hails reopening of Women Crisis Centers in KPK by apex court

Naimat Khan

KARACH: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has hailed the Supreme Court of Pakistan verdict directing Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government to reopen the four Women Crisis Centers shut down by the provincial government previously.

In a statement, the PPP Chairman said depriving the women of their rights and deserved facilities was the sign best described as the worst example of governance by the apex court for KPK government.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that from casting their votes to representation in the elected bodies, the women of KPK provinces are the worst victims at the hands of political parties governing the province.

“It is time that women of KPK province rise up for snatching their due rights back and the PPP shall always stand for their emancipation and well-being,” he added.

PPP Chairman asked the KPK government to reopen the four closed Women Crisis Centers without any further delay stressing that any option for further litigation on the issue would be resisted.

It may be recalled that a three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Dost Muhammad Khan, upheld the Peshawar High Court’s (PHC) verdict and discarded the KP government’s appeal against reopening of the Women Crisis Centers.

The KP government had appealed to the apex court against the PHC order. The PHC had given the order after women working in the centers had petitioned for the centers’ reopening.