UN official, Bilawal discuss women empowerment

KARACHI, PAKISTAN, MAR 27: Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari exchange views with Members of United Nation during meeting held at Bilawal House in Karachi on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. (S.Imran Ali/PPI Images).

KARACHI: UN Women in Pakistan Country Representative, Jamshed Kazi called on the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at Bilawal House on Tuesday.

Jamshed Kazi and Bilawal discussed women development, empowerment and efforts being made in the country in this regard, especially by the PPP and its government in Sindh.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that PPP had always taken initiatives for gender equality and Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto was elected as the first woman prime minister in any Muslim country which was proof of PPP’s concern for women, and she also inducted female judges and police officers besides, launching the First Women Bank.

The slain politician’s son also said that the PPP government led by President Asif Ali Zardari started the Benazir Income Support Programme, a poverty-alleviation initiative, which has benefitted many women in the country.

Bilawal pointed out a union council-based poverty reduction programme by the Sindh government which he said had benefitted 600,000 families in selected union councils of some districts.

He further said that PPP would give empowerment and progress of women a priority in the future also.

Jamshed Kazi appreciated the steps taken by the Sindh government for the welfare and relief of women.