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10th Balochistan Assembly passes four bills on subject of Human Right

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Published: January 12, 2017 02:35 pm


ISLAMABAD: The 10th Balochistan Assembly has passed 60 treasury backed bills during last three and half years of which four were related to the subject of Human Rights.

The assembly held 35 sessions during last three and half years and remained proactive in transacting its legislative business from June 2013 to December 2016. A total of 64 government bills were introduced in the House by lawmakers belonging to government alliance and the House managed to pass 60 legislative proposals. The issues about Human Rights remained the less interested subject of legislation for the House as it passed only four bills so far during as many parliamentary years.

One of the bills – the Balochistan Harassment of Women at Workplace Bill, 2015 – passed by the House was about ensuring protection to women at workplace. It safeguards the women at their workplace from all sorts of violence including harassment and sexual abuse so that they could work freely and without any fear. In addition, three other bills passed by the House on same subject included the Balochistan Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2014, the Balochistan Borstal Institute Bill, 2014 and the Balochistan Child Protection Bill, 2015.

The Balochistan Domestic Violence (Prevention and Protection) Act, 2014 which has been published in the Balochistan Gazette after the assent of Governor Balochistan on February 11, 2014, aimed to protect women and children from domestic violence. The Balochistan Borstal Institute Act, 2014 aimed to establish Borstal institutes (a kind of reforms schools for youths considered too young to send to prison) for the detention of juveniles which may train and educate them mentally, morally and psychologically so that they could rejoin the regular society in their later part of life with sobriety.

The Balochistan Child Protection Act, 2015 is another cusp law passed by the provincial assembly to protect the children from all type of violence and harms. The law proposed to establish Child Protection Units in each district of the province. It asks to provide support to the families for protection of children against violence and ensure that children at risk are protected.

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