Govt committed to takeing women on board in development
LAHORE - The Punjab government is committed to make the process of economic development more effective by taking on board the women in national development and for this purpose an hefty amount Rs 14 billion has been earmarked in the provincial budget 2012-13.
Addressing the concluding ceremony of two-day workshop regarding Gender Responsive Budgeting at a local hotel on Thursday, Chief Economist Planning and Development Board, Arif Anwar Baloch said the Punjab government pursuing the programme of United Nations for Development. He said that during the budget making process, the authorities of P&D and UNDP are playing the role of monitoring, besides allocating funds for women and deprived segments of society. He hailed the government for establishing provincial department for women development.
Regarding poverty alleviation, the chief economist said that reports were being compiled annually regarding poverty alleviation in the province in which suggestions were given keeping in view the plightof people living in rural areas.