AJK observes National Working Women Day

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MUZAFFARABAD: (Parliament Times) National Working Women Day was observed on Monday under the auspices of women development department of Azad Kashmir.
Minister for women development Mohtarma Noreen Arif inaugurated three projects at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto center Muzaffarabad on this occasion. The projects include day care center, helpline services and beautician training course.
A pictorial exhibition featuring different items prepared by women development center was also held. Addressing a function to mark the day Noreen Arif affirmed that women of AJK would be provided all necessary facilities and their problems would be addressed on priority. Government is pretty aware of the problems faced to the working women of the state, she added. She said Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan had directed her to resolve the women problems.
Noreen disclosed that day care centers would be set in all the districts of the State in the next phase. Women are an essential part of society without whom the society cannot move ahead.
Lauding the efforts of Director Women Development Dr. Qudsia Batool she said the department was performing well under her control. Noreen also assured provision of development funds for women development department.
Addressing the function Secretary Social Welfare Khawaja Muhammad Ehsan observed that first time in state history projects of such nature were going to be launched in women development department. In fact, it was one of the long demands of women in AJK, he stated. He said more projects would be launched for women folk in the time to come.
Addressing on the occasion Director women development Qudsia Batool said today’s function was specially held to mark the national day of working women. She said the project of day care center was first time launched in AJK as a pilot project. Helpline services was started to provide guidance on phone to the women regarding their problems. Similarly, she said beauty parlor training course was launched as income generating source to help women stand upon their own feet, she remarked.

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