Ban To Be Imposed On Baby's Gender Disclosure During Pregnancy: Minister
Fakhir Rizvi 7 days ago Sat 08th December 2018 | 08:08 PM
Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid Saturday announced that a bill, regarding imposition of a ban on disclosure of baby's gender during pregnancy, would be tabled in the assembly soon.
She was addressing a seminar on "Ending Gender Based Violence", held under the Punjab government auspices, in collaboration of UNWOMEN.
"I am sorry that some people manage to know about sex of baby during the pregnancy and if it were not boy then they prefer abortion over normal delivery," she regretted.
"Remember the Holy Prophet (PBUH) had condemned this act. islam provides equal rights to womanfolk. Let's implement Islamic teachings in letter and spirit," said the minister.
Yasmin reiterated that no society could move forward without empowering women. She regretted that even women in developed countries like the USA were not safe. Pakistan stands at number 6 in the list of countries where gender-based violence was a common practice, she added.
"Time has come to push Pakistan in new direction by empowering our womanfolk," she concluded.