6m women to benefit from Kafalat program: Sania

 
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Islamabad, Sep 14 (TNS): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division Dr Sania Nishtar has said that a policy would be developed to ensure that women should have joint ownership of houses in each of the new housing schemes of the government.

Talking to APP, she said the entire agenda of “Ehsaas” programme is based on empowering the women.

She said that six million women would get benefit from the “Kafalat” programme of Ehsaas initiative and under the programme more than 50% of the education vouchers and scholarships would be dedicated for women.

She further said that “Insaf Card” covers health conditions for women, preferentially, not just health and education, but jobs and economic empowerment are crucial for the poor women.