SARGODHA-The government has launched the Women-on-Wheels (WoW) campaign here in collaboration with the district administration and traffic police.

Following the government’s instruction for the expansion of WoW in all 36 districts of Punjab, Sargodha is the third city where Special Monitoring Unit (Law & Order) has inaugurated the campaign. The Women-on-Wheels campaign includes the provision of free motorcycle training for the women followed by a rally which gives the women a chance to claim their rightful space in the public sphere.

SMU (Law & Order) Member Salman Sufi launched the WoW campaign with an information session where he briefed the participants regarding the historic initiative taken. He explained the registration process to the women who had signed up for the trainings. He said, “This was the first time that such a step has been taken by the government. The chief minister wanted practical steps to be taken to introduce mechanisms on the government level that would facilitate the women by bringing about a real change in their lives.”

DCO Saqib Manan said that the administration would extend its complete support to make the campaign successful.

MPA Dr Nadia Aziz and FarhanAfzal lauded the initiative to empower the womenfolk. The registrations began in Sargodha on 1st April, 2016 whereby more than 70 women had signed up for the trainings by filling a simple registration form advertised in local newspapers.

Three female trainers have been specifically assigned for the WoW campaign. The female trainers were professionally trained for a period of two months prior to the launch of the programme. Registrations for the free motorcycle trainings will continue on a rolling basis and the Women-on-Wheels rally will be held once the first few batches complete their training.