Project ‘women on wheel’ fortifies women

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LAHORE: Women on wheels rally conducted by  City Traffic Police with the assistance of Special Monitoring Unit on Law & Order, at least 150 women are a part of this rally hit the roads of Lahore today.

Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) raise their helmets at the start of a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI

The rally serves the purpose of encouraging females to drive the bikes officially and distinguished personalities Asma Jahngir, Austrian Ambassador Brigitta Balaha shows up for the particular event.

 

Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) wait on their motor-bikes prior to the start of a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI

Punjab Chief Minister’s Special Monitoring Unit (SMU) on Law and Order and City Traffic Police had trained the ladies at City Traffic Police Driving School in Thokar Niaz Baig.

The WOW project includes 1,000 pink scooters which is to be given to working women and students at 50 percent subsidised rate as announced by the Chief Minister of Punjab.

Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) ride their motor-bikes during a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016. AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI

The programme will initiates on the day called ‘International Women’s Day’. Chief Minster Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif have told the reporters that the project particularly bucks up the women to be a part of national development efforts.

He further added “The training plan was initiated in order to explore that women are always ready for every phase of life”

Austrian Ambassador Brigitta Blaha and prominent lawyer Asma Jahangir also participated in the rally. Danish Ambassador Helen Neilson, American Consul General in Lahore Zachary Harkenrider, UN Women Country Representative Jamshed Qazi, prominent motorcyclist from Singapore Juvena Huang, Provincial Minister for Population Welfare Zakia Shahnawaz, Minister for Women Development Hameeda Waheeduddin and SMU’s Salman Sufi also attended the event.

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