LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that the provincial government is following the policy equal opportunities for women for their economic independence.

In a meeting with Director General Strategic Reforms Unit Salman  Sufi here on Friday, he expressed his satisfaction that violence against women centre had been established by the Pakistan Muslim League-N government.

He said that the innovative project, Shehr-e-Khamoshan, would help solve the issue of lack of space at graveyards in major cities of the province.

He said that it was a need of the hour to provide the best transport facilities to womenfolk so that they could play their role in process of development. The DG Strategic Reforms apprised the chief minister about progress made on different projects including Shehr-e-Khamoshan, women on wheels and violence against women centre.

 Salman Sufi said that Shehr-e-Khamoshan project would be started in Multan, Sargodha and Faisalabad from this month (March) and in five other districts of the province very soon.

Similarly, violence against women centre would start working in Faisalabad during the current month, while motorbikes would be given to one thousands women within few weeks under women on wheels project.