Govt working on women empowerment

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Our Correspondent
Quetta

Balochistan Minister for Finance Mir Zahoor Ahmad Buledi on Tuesday said that women have a significant role to play in the development of the country and improvement of the national economy.

He said that the provincial government was working to empower women, eliminate gender discrimination and ensure their equal rights.

In a statement issued regarding International Women Day, he said that the provincial government has expedited the legislative process for women’s participation in various fields.

A comprehensive plan has been approved last year to eliminate gender inequality, he said adding a separate quota for women in government jobs and scholarships has been set aside.