Rs629m allocated for women development sector

Kanwal Saleem

Lahore—In line with the vision of the founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the Punjab government is focusing on women empowerment and has set aside an amount of Rs.629 million in the development programme 2016-17 for women development sector.
Major part of the proposed allocation for 2016-17 will be utilized to increase awareness among women in Punjab about their rights and available opportunities announced by the Punjab government under ‘Women Empowerment Initiatives of 2012, 2014 and 2016,’ to develop a model for sustainable development of working women hostels and rehabilitation of existing working women hostels.
Moreover, a dedicated domestic worker training programme will also be undertaken during 2016- 17 with the aim to provide better employment opportunities to the home based workers and to meet the needs of working women in the form of trained domestic workers.

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