Govt taking steps to empower women: Shaza Fatima.

ISLAMABAD -- Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Youth Affairs, Shaza Fatima Khawaja Tuesday described women as an integral part of national development and said that the incumbent government is taking several steps for empowering women aiming to strengthen their role in society.

Addressing a seminar titled "Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality" held here in connection with International Women's Day, the SAPM said that under the Digiskills program, the government is conducting fee courses for men and women without any discrimination which is changing the lives of thousands of people.

She said aiming to equip women with the latest digital skills Punjab Government introduced the first digital policy program in Pakistan titled 'ICT for Girls' in 2008.

Shah Fatima Khawaja said that in 2008, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who was the Chief Minister at that time, had given 5 million laptops and internet devices to the students with an aim of promoting digital education and providing opportunities to the young generation to work from home.

These laptops became a source of employment for the youth during Covid -19 pandemic, she added.

She said that the government is making every...

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