PESHAWAR, Jun 18 (APP):The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would spend more than Rs. one billion for welfare and empowerment of women during 2021-2022.
During budget speech, Provincial Finance Minister, Taimur Salim Jhagra informed the House that Rs. 100 million would be spend for empowerment of women and to further increase output of women commission.
He said that 20 percent of micro-finance loan in Bank of Khyber would be allocated for women and 25 percent quota in one billion fund of Akuwat program of Small Industrial Development Bank would be given to women.
The Minister said that that allocated fund of one billion rupees would also be utilized to establish girls cadet college at Mardan, provide easy loan of women associated with small business and empowerment of women in merged areas.
Jhagra said that Rs. 450 million were allocated to bring minorities in national mainstream, Rs. 30 million allocated for imparting professional education to minority community members.
He said that religious places of minorities would be revamped and land would be furnished for graveyards and Shamshan Ghats.