MANDI BAHAUDDIN - The Sanat Zar organised a function here in connection International Women’s Day the other day.

DCO Imtiaz Niazi was the chief guest besides a large number of women of the area, DOC Afzaal Warriach, DO Zafar Gondal, DO Social Welfare Shafqat Butt, DO Information Bashir Zaidi, DDO Atif Warriach, Hafiz Anwar, Sabia Khanam, Safia Malik and representatives of local NGOs attended the function. 

On the occasion, the DCO highlighted the performance of women in building nation. He said that Islam had clearly defined rights of the women and the government was striving hard to empower them. The government has allocated 15 percent job quota for the women in every government and semi government departments and for working women hostels at district level were being constructed.  The DCO said that it was first time that the incumbent government had opened women development department in provincial secretariat with an objective to promote welfare of women. The women contribution as mother, sister and wife is exemplary as they are building of future generation.

Later, the chief guest awarded prize to Ghulam Fiza for winning first position in dressing competition held under the Punjab Youth festival.