GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan government and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) have signed an agreement for the economic empowerment of women. Rs36 million from the G-B government and Rs30 million from AKRSP will be collected to provide technical skills like embroidery, handcrafting, to women to take full advantage of their potential. G-B Chief Minister Hafeezur Rehman told that a third party audit system, introduced for transparency and success of the project will submit a report to the government in this regard. Public-private partnerships and entrepreneurship are being encouraged to curb unemployment and generate jobs for the youth, he said. The government is focused on the development of agriculture and dairy sector to get self-sufficiency in food.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 18th, 2017.