Govt Taking Multiple Steps For Socio-economic Empowerment Of Women: Chief Minister
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Wednesday the incumbent government was taking multiple steps for the socio-economic empowerment of women in the province
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Sep, 2021 ) :Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said on Wednesday the incumbent government was taking multiple steps for the socio-economic empowerment of women in the province.
He said this during a meeting with a delegation of the National Commission on the Status of Women led by its chairperson Nelofar Bakhtiar which called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar in his office here.
Similarly, women development centres had also been established in universities for career planning and capacity building in addition to starting online training programmes for the women, he continued. Meanwhile, a helpline facility was provided to give necessary legal guidance for the solution of women related problems, he said.
The government had also strengthened the Violence Against Women Center in Multan and such facilities would also be established in Rawalpindi and other districts to provide prompt institutional support to the women in need, he added.
The CM assured that the chairperson of the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women would soon be appointed and the government would also review resolving women related problems through a joint platform.
The government was committed to providing facilities to prisoners through holistic reforms, he added. In this regard, necessary amendments would also be introduced to revamp the outdated system, the CM maintained and asserted that any mistreatment of the women prisoners would not be tolerated.
The government had also taken steps to protect women in public places and strict action had been taken against the incidents of harassment. The harassers did not deserve any leniency, he maintained and added that respect given to womenfolk in Quran and Sunnah was a guiding principle for all.