Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister of Industries, Commerce and Labour Bakht Baidar Khan inaugurated ‘Technical Education for Women’, a venture of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) on Sunday at Arbab Road.
The project will be run by Female Human Rights Organization (FEHRO) and Nice Educational System (NES).
“This is a five-year long project in which 5,000 women from both countries will be given training on tailoring, embroidery and designing,” said Dr Dr Maqbool Shah, the managing director of NES. Shah added they will also make hostels to accommodate women from outside Peshawar.
Afghan Consul General Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Khalil was not able to attend the inauguration however he later told The Express Tribune his government would support the efforts of the NGOs to educate Afghan women residing in the city.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2013.
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