ISLAMABAD - Federal Government on Monday, formally announced the new wedlock policy under which a husband and a wife working in the public sector would be able to serve in one City and the female teachers on deputation can perform their duties in Islamabad for an indefinite time period.

Fiza Batool Gilani, Ambassador for Women Empowerment, addressing a huge gathering of teachers in Islamabad said that PPP is acting on the vision of Benazir Bhutto. ‘The empowerment of women’, she said, was a dream of Benazir Bhutto. PPP govt is working to envision and turn that dream into reality by empowering women, she said.

Announcing the decision of Federal Government, Fiza Batool said that she was happy on this day. ‘I am feeling proud today to achieve the goal and cross a milestone of giving husband/wife right to work in the same City. This decision will strengthen the family bonds and will, no doubt lessen the problems women face while their husbands are working far away from their homes’, she added.

Talking about the wedlock decision, she said that the wedlock policy needed a necessary change. ‘It was not just a matter of continuing service in Islamabad but it in fact was the matter of hundreds of families who suffer when husbands work in a City and wife in another one’, she stated.