Minister for empowering marginalised women economically

By Our Correspondent
April 16, 2024
Punjab Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal, Sohail Shaukat Butt chairs a meeting on April 15, 2024. — Facebook/Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Department, Government of the Punjab

LAHORE:Under the leadership of Punjab Provincial Minister for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal, Sohail Shaukat Butt, a significant meeting convened here on Monday bringing together divisional directors and officers, including the presence of Director General of Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Maal Punjab, Amina Munir.


The deliberations at the meeting were marked by a comprehensive exchange of views between Provincial Minister Sohail Shaukat Butt and the divisional directors, focusing on critical issues pertinent to departmental affairs.

Attentively listening to the concerns raised by divisional directors from Rawalpindi, Multan, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Bahawalpur, Muzaffargarh, and Sahiwal, Minister Sohail Shaukat Butt promptly directed Director General Amina Munir to undertake immediate measures for their resolution.

In his address, Sohail Shaukat Butt reiterated the commitment of the Punjab government, under the visionary leadership of the chief minister, to empower marginalised and neglected women economically.

Emphasising the pivotal role of skilled and financially independent women in driving economic progress, he highlighted ongoing efforts to enhance facilities at Model Children Homes, Kashana, and Chaman, catering to orphans and vulnerable children.

Furthermore, the minister affirmed the government's pledge to establish shelter homes and state-of-the-art residential facilities across all divisions and districts, ensuring comprehensive support for those in need.

He underscored that the Department of Social Welfare transcends mere employment opportunities, emphasising its unwavering commitment to safeguard the welfare of vulnerable women, the elderly, and children.

Noting the strides made in providing services for special children, he acknowledged the imperative for continuous reforms to further enhance the department's efficacy. The meeting served as a testament to the Punjab government's steadfast dedication to fostering an inclusive society where every individual receives the care and support they deserve.