Govt committed to women’s welfare: Khokhar

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Adviser to Prime Minister on Human Rights Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar Monday said the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led government is fully committed to the welfare of women.
Talking to APP, he said the democratic government had increased the women’s quota for recruitment in the federal services by 10 percent.
He said the increased participation of women in the public sector would enable them to attain economic independence. Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), the largest social safety net, was a world-acclaimed initiative of the government that focused on women, he added.
The women of rural hinterland happened to be the major beneficiaries of this programme, which sought to enable them to stand on their feet, he added. He pointed out that Islam conferred the same rights on women as it does on men without any discrimination on the basis of gender.