As part of its efforts to empower marginalized women, Islamic Relief Pakistan in collaboration with Punjab Bait-Ul-Maal inaugurated an Industrial Stitching Centre for women in Rawalpindi.
In addition to it, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was also signed between Islamic Relief Pakistan and Punjab Bait-Ul-Maal to join hands for women empowerment through a range of initiatives in Rawalpindi.
Chairman (Ameen) Punjab Bait-ul-Maal, Malik Muhamamd Azam was chief guest at the occasion. Country Director, Islamic Relief Pakistan, Mr. Umair Hasan and representatives of other government departments were also present during the ceremony.
Speaking at the occasion, Chairman Punjab Bait ul Maal, Mr. Malik Muhammad Ameen said “Partnering with Islamic Relief for women empowerment is a step in the right direction. We are planning to expand and implement such initiatives across Punjab”.
He added that “Providing the deserving women with skills and a safe place to learn will help us to address the issue of poverty”. Mr. Umair Hasan, Country Director Islamic Relief Pakistan termed the partnership “welcoming and encouraging”. He said Islamic Relief is committed to uplift and empower the most affected and vulnerable segment of the society especially women and children through education and skill development.
“We value our partnerships with the local governments across the country which we believe are essential to build a safer and progressive Pakistan”. He said.