LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheed Uddin has said that despite different challenges, Pakistani women are playing an important role for the development of the country.
She said this while talking to a delegation of UKAID and DFID here on Wednesday. She briefed the delegation in detail regarding the steps taken by the Punjab government for the welfare of women. She said country cannot progress till the financial independence of women and hence their social security and psychological rehabilitation are ensured.
“Social mindset can be changed through the promotion of education,” she added.
According to her, there are different challenges to women in the world. Keeping in view the present era challenges, the Punjab government has made amendments in different laws for women. Women Package 2012 has been implemented and package 2014 is being implemented. The bill of elimination of violence against women will soon be presented in the Punjab Assembly. Caucus of women assembly members strongly condemns the incidents of violence against women and is taking steps for their welfare on priority basis.
The delegation highly appreciated the steps taken by Punjab government in this regard.