Chief Minister GilgitBaltistan, Hafiz HafeezurRehman said here Monday that his government has taken solid measures for economic empowerment and solution of women problems in rural areas of the province. He said with assistance of Benazir Income Support Programme, social welfare department and other relief organization, the government has made concrete efforts to address all the problems of women in rural areas at their doorsteps besides improving their socio-economic conditions.
“Our Government’s policy is to minimize the difficulties and problems of women of rural areas,” he said in a message on the occasion of International Rural Women Day here today. The CM said Islam teaches about immense respect for women and has given rights to women folk. The aim of the day is to highlight the role and acknowledge services of the women of the rural areas and create awareness among masses about their rights.
“The women of rural areas are hard working and their role in economy of rural areas was praised worthy.” He urged private sector and all sources related to mass communication to play effective role in creating awareness among masses about role of rural women in development of the country.—TNS