Monday
15 April | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

‘A powerful body to protect women from harassment, violence’

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif distributes Khatun-e-Pakistan Awards in Islamabad to women who achieved distinction and led trail for others in different fields

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the government is fully committed to empower youth, particularly women by providing them better facilities of education, vocational training, and the latest technology tools so that they could help propel Pakistan on the road to economic progress.

He was speaking at a ceremony to give away Khatun-e-Pakistan Awards in Islamabad on the occasion of the International Women Day. He congratulated the award winners and lauded them for making the name of Pakistan prominent among nations with their efforts and significant contributions. He said his government was making its utmost efforts to facilitate the female population and protect their rights.

Shehbaz Sharif says govt fully committed to provide educational facilities, vocational training to women
Shehbaz Sharif says govt fully committed to provide educational facilities, vocational training to women

The prime minister said that the International Women’s Day was observed around the world to acknowledge the important role of women in the society and Pakistan was not far behind others in providing rights and facilities to women. He said that Pakistan needed to make more policy interventions and provide more resources and opportunities to women. “We have to provide more opportunities and resources for education and training of women.”

He noted that women all around the world were contributing to the progress and welfare of society, and there was a need to give women equal opportunities and a better environment at the workplaces so that they could easily contribute to economic progress and national development. He expressed the hope that the provincial governments would take forward the policies for women that were introduced and implemented in the past.

Shehbaz Sharif pledged to make all resources available for women so that they could equip themselves with the latest technology tools. “Women can help make Pakistan a great nation by utilizing all available resources,” he said, and recalled that their previous government passed the law for the inheritance of women, launched Zewar-e-Taleem program to retain girl students in schools by giving them scholarships. He called the educational initiative a great success story that helped in spreading education.

Shehbaz Sharif appreciates ASP Shehr Bano Naqvi for becoming a symbol of courage and responsibility by saving a girl in a difficult situation

He appreciated police officer ASP Shehr Bano Naqvi for becoming a symbol of courage and responsibility by saving a girl in a difficult situation. He said a cell would be established at the highest level to protect women from harassment and violence. Earlier, the prime minister gave away awards to women who achieved distinction and led the trail for others in the fields of education, social welfare, sports, public service, health, agriculture, technology, economy, cricket and mountaineering.

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