Skills development: 4,000 women being trained, says minister

The delegation discussed steps taken by the government for welfare of women and their economic uplift and protection


January 21, 2016

LAHORE:


Minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheedud Din said on Thursday that a programme for training 4,000 women had been launched under the Punjab Skill Development Fund. She said 10,000 domestic workers would be imparted training under the Domestic Workers Programme.


She was talking to a delegation of the Canadian High Commission.  The delegation discussed steps taken by the government for welfare of women and their economic uplift and protection.  The minister said that the government was providing soft loans under a self-employment scheme.  She said Rs4.8 billion loans had been distributed so far, 40 per cent of these going to women. She also mentioned the Women on Wheels campaign.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 22nd,  2016.

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