One Step Ahead Towards Sustainability…

July 2nd, 2012 by Valerie Khan Leave a reply »

We would like to hereby congratulate the Pakistani government for the following input and thanks the MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS for its efforts to make this happen!

UNDER THE PROVISION OF WOMEN IN DISTRESS AND DETENTION FUND ACT 1996, A FUND OF AMOUNT 25 MILLION,ALLOCATED TO WOMEN IN DISTRESS AND DETENTION, IS NOW FULLY OPERATIONALIZED UNDER MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS, ISLAMABAD. THE PURPOSE OF THIS FUND SHALL BE TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL AND LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO WOMEN IN DISTRESS AND DETENTION.

CRITERIA FOR DESERVING WOMEN ARE FOLLOWING:

A) WOMEN IN DETENTION (UNDER TRIAL OR CONVICTED, OR IN DAR UL AMAN,
FOR PROVISION BOOKS, PAYMENT OF STIPEND OR WOMEN ASSIGNED TEACHING
JOBS, CASES OF EXTREME HARDSHIPS FOR PURPOSE OF REHABILITATION.
B) DISABLED WOMEN;
C) DESERVING WOMEN SUFFERING FROM SERIOUS AILMENTS INCLUDING MENTAL AILMENT OR WHO ARE IN DISTRESS AND NEED MEDICAL AID;
D) BURN CASES;
E) DISTRESS WOMEN AND THEIR MINOR CHILDREN IN NEED OF SHELTER;
F) WOMEN SERIOUSLY MALTREATED BY THEIR HUSBANDS;
G) SIMILAR CASES OF GRAVE DISTRESS AND LEGAL HELP TO WOMEN INDETENTION OR DISTRESS.

APPLICANTS COULD SEND THEIR APPLICATIONS DIRECTLY TO SECRETARIAT:
THE SECRETARY, WOMEN DISTRESS AND DETENTION FUND
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RIGHTS STATE LIFE BUILDING, ATTA TURK AVENUE,
ISLAMABAD.

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