LAHORE – Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has vowed to empower women.

“After coming into power, the PTI will allocate special funds for women’s development,” Khan said while addressing a seminar titled “Justice for Women in Pakistan” organised by his party’s women wing at the Aiwan-e-Iqbal on Sunday.

He said the PTI would become the first political party that would ensure women’s rights in the country. He said his party will ensure the implementation of laws for women’s inheritance share besides special loans for women entrepreneurs.

Laying stress on women’s education, he said they would be provided equal opportunities in the field of education. The PTI chief said education budget would be increased five-fold. He added that PTI would attach a priority to Balochistan and NWFP in the education sector, where the current literacy rate was 8 percent.

Khan promised that his party would provide career counselling to girl students and allocate 5 per cent job quota. Noted PTI women leaders, includes Andaleeb Abbas, Justice (r) Nasira Javed Iqbal, Seemi Raheel, Talath Naqvi and Saloni Bukhari join in.