Solid measures afoot for women’s empowerment in GB: Minister

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ASTORE, Sep 10 (APP):Minister for Tourism Gilgit Baltistan Fida Khan said Monday the provincial government was taking tangible measures for the socio-economic development of the womenfolk.
Talking to media, he said that it was the PML(N) that gave true identity to the women of Gilgit Baltistan and added his party’s women wing had brought about many reforms for women empowerment of Gilgit Baltistan.
He said the government had initiated a number of projects including skill development centers for women’s uplift of the underprivileged areas of the country including Gilgit Baltistan, adding utmost efforts were made to protect rights and ensure justice for the women of the area.
He said that Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan was taking much interest in development of women in education health and social sector which were benefitting thousands of women in Gilgit Baltistan region.
Among other projects, he said, Benazir Income Support Program(BISP) had served as social safety net which were targeting womenfolk by disbursing cash grants to empower them economically.