ISLAMABD-As directed by the Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, the Economic Affairs Division here on Monday organized a special ceremony to commemorate the National Working Women’s Day.
In his message read out on the occasion, the Finance Minister said, “On National Working Day for Women, I would like to appreciate the efforts made by women for development and prosperity of the country and the nation. The role of women is now ever more imperative in all societies of the world”.
The Minister said our Government is trying to ensure equal opportunities to women to excel in all fields of human endeavor. Our socio-economic development programs are designed in a way that women have equal representation in them and are also equal beneficiaries of these programs. PM youth Loan scheme and Qarz-e-Hasana scheme have equal provisions for women, the Minister added.
Earlier, Secretary EAD along with other participants cut a cake to mark the Day’s celebrations. He thanked all the guests for their active participation in the festivities. The participants among others included Ms Nargis Sethi, Ms Fauzia Saleem, Maleeha Lodhi, UN representatives and working women from different professions.