Girls’ education sole guarantee of Pakistan’s prosperity and progress: Bilawal
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday said that girls’ education and vocational training is the sole guarantee of Pakistan’s prosperity and progress.
In his message on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child, the PPP chief said that a future based on progress and prosperity could remain a dream without empowering the girls and taking them on board in all matters.
He maintained that PPP’s provincial government in Sindh is taking every step for bringing our daughters ahead in every section of life and field.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Sindh’s incumbent government has ensured free and standard education for girls and is supporting girl students with cash stipends, a step no other provincial government has taken so far.
The PPP Chairman said that his party is the sole party that fully represents the women and is the biggest advocate of women’s rights and is their guardian.
The PPP chief saluted all those women who have stepped forward in all sections of life and field while overcoming impediments at every level and social taboos.
“Our women who have courageously overcome the social taboos and governmental restrictions would one day represent the true colours of Fatima Jinnah, Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, Asima Jehangir and Maryam Mukhtar. Let us respect them and value them,” the PPP Chairman concluded.
Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.