Prime Minister Syed yusuf Raza Gilani has said that in line with Shaheed Benazir Bhuttos vision, the Peoples Partys (PPP) government was committed to take all steps for the emancipation of women within religious, cultural and social parameters.
He added that the women have to be economically empowered so that they could play their positive role in nation building.
The Prime minister expressed these views while talking to Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Minister For Women Development, who called on him at Prime Ministers House here on Saturday.
The Prime Minister expressed confidence that all the provinces ,Gilgit Baltistan and AJK would also take initiatives for women emancipation .
He also hoped that the provincial governments would make arrangements to implement the Protection of women against sexual harassment at work place act passed by the Parliament .
The Prime Minister said Government was aware of social, economic and political challenges being faced by women .
He assured the support of Federal government in expediting the pending legislation at provincial level for protection of women.
He urged the Ministry of Population Welfare to utilize all the available resources to streamline energies of youth who constitute the major chunk of the population.
Dr.
Firdous appreciated Prime Ministers vision for uplift of women, the poor and minorities.
She apprised him of various programmes pertaining to women emancipation including transport facility for the working women and students from rural to urban centers .
She also apprised him of ongoing schemes of the ministry of Population Welfare.