According to the ministry of Law, Justice and Human Rights, 120 laws currently prevailed in the country are discriminatory on the basis of religion and customs. These require revisions and amendments in the current discriminatory laws and new legislation against inhuman customary practices to make responses of state just and pluralistic. Present military regime had shown their interest to repeal or to amend such laws by taking initiatives under its so called mission to make Pakistan an enlightened and moderate country. In fact some efforts were made half heartedly to amend the laws like blasphemy and Hudood, where the government’s own allies compelled it to stop or step back the amendments process quietly. Most of these discriminatory laws and customary practices are promoting violence against women. The government took another initiative and established the National Commission on Status of Women in 2002 to get the recommendations for the repeal/ amendments in laws promoting discriminations particularly against women.
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