Govt takes several steps to empower women: Marriyum

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Marriyum Aurangzeb says the PML-N government has taken a number of steps to empower women at the grassroots level.

She was speaking at a conference on Women Day here Saturday organized by Chartered Accountants Association of Pakistan.

She said in revised curriculum the topics of women empowerment and women rights have been introduced right from class one, so that children become responsible adults in later life.

The state minister said no country can make progress and move on path of development without an active participation of women in all spheres of life. Marriyum Aurangzeb appreciated the Waseela Taleem program of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).

She said political parties should enhance the number of females in their ranks and also issue more tickets to them in the elections.

The minister of state said media has a crucial role to play in women empowerment by disseminating information about the rights and empowerment of women through its programs.

She referred to Women Sports segment of PTV where the women games are being promoted in order to attract more females to the games.