Women chambers team meets Baligh-ur-Rehman:

Friday, Aug 05, 2022

Governor promises to help solve problems

By our correspondent

LAHORE: A delegation of federation of Women Chamber of Commerce called on Punjab Governor Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman at Governor’s House, here, Thursday. On this occasion, Fatiha was recited for the military officers who embraced martyrdom in the helicopter crash during flood relief activities in Balochistan.

The head of the delegation Rifat Malik apprised the governor of the problems faced by the women's chambers. The governor assured them of playing his role in solving the problems of women chambers. Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that it was impossible to achieve development goals without empowering women, that is why, the PMLN leadership has always provided equal opportunities to women to move forward.

He said that PMLN had always encouraged women, the biggest example of which is the establishment of the first women's university, Fatima Jinnah Women's University, which was inaugurated by Nawaz Sharif as the Prime Minister at that time. The governor said that Pakistani women are not less than anyone in terms of abilities and are working side by side with men in every field of life. He said that he is happy to know that in this delegation, Sargodha, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Multan and Layyah women chambers are represented. He said the efforts of women chambers are commendable as a result of which lakhs of women are getting employment facilities.

Baligh-ur-Rehman said that the strength of the economy bolsters with the promotion of economic activities. He said that as Chancellor, it was his priority that consortiums should be formed in universities to solve various problems, including environment. He also emphasised that information technology should be promoted, which will strengthen the country's economy.

Meanwhile, Baligh-ur-Rehman said in his message on Kashmir Exploitation Day (Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir) that he salutes the sacrifices and long struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination. He said that the Indian army had failed to suppress the spirit of freedom despite atrocities on Kashmiris. He said that the international community should end its silence and play a role in resolving the Kashmir issue.