HAFIZABAD - Only educated and working women can play a pivotal role in the economic and social development of the country, declared Acting DCO Soahil Ahmad Khan.

While chairing Gender Mainstreaming Committee meeting, he said that empowerment of women was inevitable for the progress and prosperity of nation. He stressed the need for providing protection, respect and dignity to the women particularly working women. He also emphasized the need for establishing Daycare Centre for the children of working women at DHQ Hospital, girls schools and colleges etc. He also directed different departments to allocate 15 percent quota for women in exiting vacancies according to the decision of the Punjab govt. Gender Specialist M Arshad, DEO Nouman Hafeez and EDO Health also attended the meeting.