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Women-on-Wheel bikes to be distributed in Faisalabad today

By Our Correspondent
May 15, 2018

LAHORE: Chief Minister’s Strategic Reforms Unit’s Women-on-Wheel Motorbike Subsidy Scheme is going to launch distribution of motorbikes in Faisalabad today (Tuesday).

Strategic Reforms Unit Director General Salman Sufi said in a statement, “Women-on-Wheels campaign is creating a strong wave in society pertaining to women’s mobility and access to public spaces.

The campaign has created a direct impact on hundreds of girls who relied on male members of the family for commuting to school, work or to complete errands, to now take charge of their lives."

The campaign will be distributing motorbikes among the first batch of successful candidates from Faisalabad today (Tuesday). The Women-on-Wheels Motorbike Subsidy Scheme was launched in January and handed over bikes to 700 successful candidates across the five districts of Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sargodha and Rawalpindi. Around 250 of these candidates belong to Faisalabad.

The campaign launched in 2015 initiated provision of free motorbike training for women. This marked the first time in the history of the country, where the government took keen interest to address societal norms to recognise women’s rightful access to public spaces.

Tevta: Technical Education and Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) Chairman Irfan Qaiser Sheikh Monday said Tevta will register 300 private, government and semi government institutions in current year.

Irfan was reviewing the performance of academic audit and registration wing. He said the registration of some 187 institutions was already in process. He said after revamping the registration process was made more easily, simple and transparent this year.

This was done to facilitate more institutions that approach Tevta for affiliations and registrations. He said this year Tevta set a target of imparting technical and vocational education to more than 40 thousands and by easing the registration process this number may increase than the target.

Irfan said besides 400 of its own institutions Tevta has also registered around 260 institutions in which 30 thousand students were enrolled. “Tevta also monitor these institutions for whole year through a specialised mechanism in order to maintain their quality and update the syllabus,” he added.

Expat: Overseas Pakistanis Commission (OPC) Punjab reclaimed the shop of an expatriate Pakistani worth Rs30 million. OPC Vice-Chairperson Cap (r) Shaheen Khalid Butt and Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti said Shams Nazir currently settled in United States of America lodged a complaint that some persons have forcefully captured his inherited shop situated at Nisbat Road Lahore.

His complaint was referred to District Overseas Pakistanis Committee (DOPC) Lahore and with the help of members of DOPC, the said shop was got vacated and handed over to its owner. PU result: Punjab University announced the results of supplementary examination 2017 of; MA Philosophy Part-I, MA Political Science Part-I, MA Urdu Part-I and MSc Physics Part-I. Detailed results are available on PU website.