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‘Punjab government committed to women empowerment’

Lahore: The government is committed to empowerment of women and creating enabling environment to bring them in the mainstream policy making process, Chairman Punjab Education Fund Raja Anwar said.

Talking to a delegation of Punjab University students led by Esha Rasheed on Sunday, he said that Pakistani media should play an active role in promoting education among poor segments of the society as it could help eliminate economic disparity.

New entrants in the field of journalism should strive to sensitise the people to send their children to schools so that the poor could get rid of the vicious circles of poverty as education can broaden the mental horizon of the students to excel in life, he emphasised.

He said it was very important to bring the women into the limelight so that policy-makers could design their development interventions in a way that could financially empower them to make a difference in living conditions of their families and immediate surroundings.

He said: “It is good to see that urbanisation and rise of media have contributed much in adopting changes in Pakistani society and with this change, the most important thing that has happened, is change in archaic mindset which previously considered daughters as a burdens but now it’s not like that anymore, and due to parents’ encouragement and support, women are working side by side with men and sharing the burden of society as an equal partner.”

The delegation was comprised of Syeda Imrana, Khadija Rafiq, Zeeshan Kamboh, Arsalan Ali, Khalid Ismail, Dilnashin Asghar and Anum Asghar.

Source: Business Recorder

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