UN Women representative calls on Bilawal

KARACHI: The Country Representative of UN Women in Pakistan Jamshed Kazi on Tuesday called on the Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and discussed issues pertaining to women development and empowerment.

Speaking on the occasion, Bilawal said that PPP always took initiatives for gender equality as Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was elected first woman Prime Minister in any Muslim country. “My mother inducted women judges and police officers and established first women bank, separate police stations for women and took many other steps for empowering the women” he added.

Bilawal said that the PPP-led federal government had launched Benazir Income Support Programme, a giant poverty-alleviation initiative, which had benefitted millions of women in the country.

The PPP Chairman also pointed out that a union-council-based poverty reduction programme by Sindh government has so far benefitted approximately 600,000 women and their families.

Bhutto Zardari said that PPP would give priority to empowerment and progress of women in the future as well.

Kazi appreciated the legislation and steps taken by the Sindh government for the welfare, empowerment and protection of women.