Effective steps afoot to empower women: Firdous
LAHORE: Special Assistant the Prime Minister (SAPM) for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Sunday the government was taking effective steps to empower women by ensuring their rights as per the vision of the prime minister.
Addressing a ceremony held in connection with International Women’s Day here, she said the day highlighted women’s struggle and importance in society. “Today is the day for all to salute our mothers. I pay tribute to women playing an effective role in the socio-economic development of the country. Pakistan has talented women in every field.”
“Why only March 8, as every day is women’s day and the day of their empowerment,” the SAPM added.
Dr Awan advised women to avail benefits through the government’s ‘Hunarmand Programme’.