Violence against women pandemic in Pakistan: Report
Violence against women is a problem of pandemic proportions in Pakistan as the number of women and girls killed in the name of 'honour' in 2011 alone is 2,341, according to a report by the Aurat Foundation.
The reported cases of violence against women so far during 2012 are 2713 as per a research conducted by the Awaz Foundation Centre for Development, reports the Daily Times.
Mufti Abdul Razzaque Naqshbandi, naib, Tanzim-ul-Ihsan, while expressing concern on the rising cases of domestic violence in society, said that the holy Quran enjoins good treatment of women and condemns Muslims who are abusive to women.
"Islam has enjoined upon men to treat their women fairly. The holy Quran urges husbands to treat their wives kindly. The Holy Prophet himself was extremely considerate and benevolent towards his wives," Razzaque stated.