Musharraf directs Nilofar Bakhtiar to continue to work as federal minister
24 May, 2007
ISLAMABAD: President general Pervez Musharraf has appreciated the steps taken by minister for tourism Nilofar Bakhtiar for betterment of women folk and directed her to continue to work as federal minister.
Nilofar Bakhtiar called on the president Wednesday and informed him about the performance of her ministry and reasons for resignation from her office.
President lauded the measures taken by Nilofar Bakhtiar for the uplift of women folks and promotion of tourism in the country. He directed her to continue to work as federal minister and expressed full trust on her.
President reiterated all possible measures would be taken to integrate the women folk in national mainstream. All the opportunities will be provided to them to ensure their economic empowerment.
The federal minister for tourism informed the president about the reasons for tendering resignation. Nilofar Bakhtiar told she had sent her resignation to the prime minister a few days back. But the resignation was not accepted by the prime minister and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain.
Nilofar Bakhtiar expressed full confidence on the leadership of the president general Pervez Musharraf.