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Improving living standard of women top priority of govt: Nilofar Bakhtiar

09 March, 2006

Advisor to PM and Central President PML Women Wing, Nilofar Bakhtiar during a seminar on “Women as Change Agents in Crisis Situations” to mark Interna
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ISLAMABAD, March 10(Online): Advisor to Prime Minister on Women Development, Nilofar Bakhtiar has said that the government is determined to improve the industrial development of women.

This she stated while addressing a function here organized by ILO on the occasion of International Women Day (IWD) Thursday. She said that efforts are being made to teach different skills to affected women which would helpful them to find employment and unable them to live independently.

She informed that for this purpose Vocational Center has been established with the cooperation of ILO in Balakot while the government has also established vocational centers in Hazara and Islamabad. She said that some space has been reserved for women in Industrial Center in Karachi where they can exhibit their products, adding that the government is making all out efforts to make sure the access of these products to market easily.

Advisor to Prime Minister on Women Development said that the government is planning to open training centers to make women skillful and initially Chitral, Tharparkar, Gawadar and Sheikupura has been selected for this purpose. She said that the government has started a reform programme to treat women equally and 700 million rupees has been provided from the government for this purpose, adding that 10% quota has also been reserved for women. Nilofar Bakhtiar said that 33% seats have been reserved for women in local government, adding that 21st century is the century for women.

The country director of ILO, Mr. Donglin Li on the occasion said that IWD is being observed to acknowledge the abilities of women and efforts should be made collectively to improve the standard of lives for women.

The country director of ILO said that we have decided to pay special attention on women affected by earthquake and focus would be to improve industrial condition of women. The country director further said that we want to make sure the participation of women in the reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts.


Reader Comments:

Good Bye Alqaeda Look

Emancipated women Look –Japan look Pakistan and Afghan
Women in Police, Paramilitary, Security Guards Uniform
In thousands with Military Hat, Police Written Baseball
Caps along with fully loaded Pistols Guarding AlQaeda
Female look like madrassa Men and Youth in Topee shilvar-Qameez (bagy ugly look comparatively)

Publicize that they are strong enough to go to combat if
Their husbands Sons like domestic work of cooking cleaning
Washing clothes and home maintence work (instead) in reversal
Of fortune.

Women in turn should stress that they will go for combat with
Regular paramilitary and armed forces.

This is the fastest route to emancipate Pakistan-afghan women
Overnight by creating a competition in combat called effort making
Jihad in survival for fittest with education skill trade and some pocket
Money as wage (incentive)

kamal Z Pesha, Trinidad And Tobago - 11 March, 2006

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