LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, has said that the women in Pakistan could be empowered only by granting them all the rights given by Islam and the Shariah.
Addressing the Women Shoora of the JI at Mansoora yesterday, he urged the womenfolk to join the struggle for the Islamic revolution and the enforcement of the Shariah. Siraj said that no other religion had given more rights to the women folk than Islam. He said that the secular women working on the dictates of the western NGOs wanted to drive the women out of their homes and to deprive them of the protection of Chaddar and Chardiwari, (modesty and home).
The JI chief said that all religions other than Islam had exploited the women and instead of making her the queen of the household, had made her a market commodity and burdened her with the responsibility to earn for herself.
“Islam do not confine the womenfolk to the four walls of her house. But it wants her to shun mixed gatherings to protect her modesty and honour”, he added. He said that the women folk comprised half of the country’s population must be given the facilities of education, health, and employment according to their ratio of their population.
He said at present, the number of girls schools, colleges and universities were totally inadequate. The government hospitals did not have sufficient number of lady doctors and adequate facilities for the women patients. —Online