SUKKUR: First Lady Samina Alvi has emphasized the need for empowerment of women through vocational training to enable them to support themselves financially.
While visiting the Government Polytechnic Institute for Women in Sukkur on Tuesday, she said the government has been trying to help oppressed segments of society since the day it came to power.
She said the government is committed to empowering women to put Pakistan on a development trajectory and pledged full support to people with disabilities to improve their job skills by bringing them into the national development process.
Mrs. Samina Arif Alvi said that the women were given vocational training as per job requirements before placement to help them not only to become self-sufficient but also to be able to support their families.
Samina Arif Alvi visited classrooms where she spoke with students in technical training. The schoolgirls presented flowers and the traditional Ajrak.
Later, the First Lady also visited Dar-ul-Ehsaas, Sukkur. Speaking on the occasion, Ms Samina said women make up half of the country’s total population and if they stay at home the country will progress.