Financial inclusion key to women empowerment: Alvi


President Dr Arif Alvi has said that financial inclusion of women is imperative to ensure their economic empowerment in the society.
Addressing an event organised on the eve of International Women Day on Monday, the president said that Hazrat Khadija (RA) is a role model for business women. He said that women rights acknowledged by Europe in 20th century, were introduced by Islam fourteen hundred years ago.
Lauding the Ministry for Human Rights for devising new laws and amendments for protection of women, the President said enforcement of Women’s Property Rights (Amendment) Bill will enable women to get their property rights with the help of ombudsperson. He urged the society to play its due role to protect women from harassment at public places.
Highlighting the significance of information technology in women empowerment, Dr Arif Alvi said IT has changed the business market and it has increased opportunities. He said women can benefit from IT to develop their businesses online.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari said women are serving in all fields in Pakistan which include music, art, army, education and health sector.
The minister said there should be no discrimination in women education. She regretted that in India, girls are not allowed to wear hijab but no one raises their voice. She said this biasness should not prevail.