KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Sindh government are taking practical steps to make women socially and economically independent.
In a message for International Women’s Day, he said that half of Pakistan’s population comprises women, therefore, their education, training and encouragement can bring a major change in the country.
The Chief Minister said the government has provided, land, seeds and fertilizer to women to make them economically independent, besides their financial assistance through the Benazir Income Support Programme is ongoing.
Qaim Ali Shah said that the provincial government is providing not only free of cost books but also offering scholarships to girls to encourage and educate them.
The Chief Minister, underlining the need for education, urged the people to educate their children, especially girls.
He said that the government has activated various institutions to ensure social justice to women, where they get not only shelter but also legal aid.
Qaim Ali Shah said the purpose of commemorating international women’s day is to highlight awareness about women rights, respect and their vital role in socio-economic development.