The Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Thursday launched a special programme to provide financial help to train low-income group of women. The programme is aimed to mitigate financial hardship of the poor women and bring them into the mainstream of the social fabric. Talking to official Muhammad Javed here said that our main focus is on poor widows and orphans girls to make them economically strong. He said that Women Empowerment Centers have established throughout the country including Azad Kashmir and Northern Areas.
These schools are providing free training to widows, orphans and poor girls in different skill i.e. Drafting, Cutting, Sewing, Knitting, Hand & Machine Embroidery, he added. He further said that PBM planed to have at-least one Vocational Dastkari School in each district, current strength of these schools is 154 (Punjab- 64, Sindh- 30, Khyber Pakhtunkwa + FATA- 32, Balochistan-18 & ICT/AJK/ N. Areas-11). Low-income group of women/girls are trained in two shifts of 60 trainees, bi-annually. 15 (Punjab-6, Sindh-3, Khyber Pakhtunkwa + FATA-1 Balochistan- 2 & ICT/AJK/ N. Areas – 2) have been diversified.—APP