ISLAMABAD – The United Nations in Pakistan lauded Pakistani government on unanimously approving passage of bills on anti-honour killing and anti-rape.

UN joins people across the country in lauding the approving the much awaited anti-honour killing and anti-rape bills and termed it as a historic success on Thursday.

United Nations Resident Coordinator, Neil Buhne in a statement said that every year, hundreds of women have their rights violated, are abused physically or sexually, and even killed in the name of honour.

The crises of violence against women and harmful traditional practices have often been seen as private matters that are ‘outside’ justice.

Buhne said the UN System stands ready to assist the Government of Pakistan to address the marginalisation and discrimination against women and provide all possible support to implement measures to strengthen effective implementation, including training of officials who handle cases of violence against women.Online