ISLAMABAD, Jun 17 (APP):The Ministry of Law and Justice (MOLJ) on Thursday launched a state-of-the-art web portal/mobile app for the protection of women’s and children’s right.
Barrister Maleeka Ali Bukhari, Parliamentary Secretary for Law and Justice while virtual launching ceremony of LawyHER.pk a web portal/mobile app and baseline study said that this was a special day for Prime Minister Imran Khan, Federal Minister of Law and Justice,
Barrister Dr Farogh Naseem, and myself. Since its creation, PTI has always put women’s empowerment as one of its key priorities, she added.
She said that as a Pakistani, a barrister, a politician, a woman, it gave her immense pleasure to synergize with the Pakistani civil society, the WIL network and Group Development Pakistan.
“I welcome and thank Joanne Frederiksen, Deputy Head of Mission of the AHC and Iona Thomas, Political counsellor, British High Commission for their support. I am also delighted to welcome the inspiring Justice Rtd Mrs Nasira Iqbal, to inaugurate this unique Pakistani initiative the LawyHER.pk web and App portal,” she added.
She said that this digital platform would play a crucial role in institutionalizing a process to access & share timely updated and relevant information and opportunities for women in the legal fraternity.
She said that this digital platform would also provide a secure discussion forum for women in the legal profession, along with a lawyer directory to boost access to legal aid and a bank of resources related to laws, policies and publications.
The Government of Pakistan and the Federal MOL&J believes in and was committed to achieving gender equality and child justice by using new technologies and via evidence-based creative synergies to ensure the safe & dignified participation and inclusion of women in all spheres of life in line with our Constitution and the vision of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, she added.
The Parliamentary Secretary said this project complemented the government efforts to enforce and protect women and child rights. “We have passed a law to enforce women’s property rights, another bill was passed by the NA to counter rape.
We intend to do more and thank all the women who work with us to make this dream come true as well as all the men who stand by us for this catalytic process,” she concluded.