South Asians for Human Rights

Promoting Democracy, Upholding Human Rights

The 26th session of the 13th Constituent Assembly of Pakistan continued for nine working days (November 1-12, 2010) focusing on business such as legislation, calling attention notices, motions, committee reports, resolutions, discussions on issues of public interest and human rights.

In the first week of the session, the Standing Committee on Women Development presented its report on the Bill to prohibit certain practices leading to exploitation and discrimination against womenfolk [The Prevention of Anti-Women Practices (Criminal Law Amendment) Bill of 2008]. This Bill aims to check those customs, traditions and practices that have taken root in society and are both un-Islamic and inhumane.

The report could be downloaded at