Govt to appeal against Shariat Court verdict: President

President Asif Ali Zadari who is also Co-chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari said  on Monday that the government will appeal against Shariat Court verdict in connection with safeguarding the rights of women.The President said this while addressing a mammoth public gathering on the occasion of the third death anniversary of  assassinated chairperson  of PPP and former prime minister Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto at President House Naudero.

The President  referring to the Women Protection Act  said that during the dictatorial regime of General ® Pervez Musharraf, the PPP supported this legislation since the dictator had taken  this leaf from the manifesto of PPP.
He said we paid a heavy price politically for this.He said the  government will appeal  against the verdict of  Federal Shariat Court in this regard to safeguard the rights of women and our team of lawyers is working on the draft of the appeal. – App