By Shabbir Mir
GILGIT: More than 24,000 women in Gilgit-Baltistan will be provided with interest-free loans. This was said at a gathering in Gilgit by Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Marvi Memon on Monday.
Memon said women empowerment is one of the top priorities of the present government. “The current government has launched mega projects for the welfare of people and women will be encouraged to take part in the decision-making process,” Memon said.
BISP spokesperson, who is on an official visit to G-B, praised the performance of Chief Minister Hafeezur Rahman and said he was committed to alleviating the suffering of the people of the region.
Memon also said G-B’s constitutional status would be settled as per the wishes of the people. “Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has constituted a powerful committee which is working diligently to formulate and suggest ways to settle the issue,” she added.