Govt to form committees to monitor women’s rights
LAHORE: The government will set up committees to monitor the projects and policies on women’s’ rights, said Nilofar Bukhtiar, the Women Development advisor to the prime minister.
After a meeting presided by Ashfa Riaz Fityana, the provincial minister for Women Development, at the Punjab Social Welfare and Women Development Department secretariat, Bukhtiar told journalists that the committee would be authorised to take action and working reports would be prepared soon. The meeting also reviewed the progress of Women Compliant Cells, Crises Centres for Women and District Resource Centres for Women, which aim to empower women and end gender discrimination, she said. “Most projects have been initiated and the rest will be started soon,” she said.
A number of department officials and non-government organisation representatives participated in the meeting.