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Punjab Chief Minister Increases Women’s Quota in Government Jobs

Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif made several significant announcements on International Women’s Day, focusing on empowering women in the province.

Increased Job Quota

CM Punjab increased the job quota for women in the Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) from 10% to 15%. This decision aims to enhance women’s representation in government jobs.

Day Care Centres and Hostels

Maryam Nawaz announced the allocation of Rs. 1 billion for the establishment of Day Care Centres at workplaces and the setup of hostels for working women. These initiatives aim to facilitate women in balancing work and family responsibilities.

Women’s Entrepreneurship

The Chief Minister unveiled plans for a women’s internship program and the provision of loans to women for starting online businesses, promoting entrepreneurship among women in Punjab.

Inheritance Rights

Maryam announced that the Board of Revenue will streamline the transfer of inheritance to daughters without charging any transfer fees, ensuring daughters receive their rightful share of inheritance.

Maternity Leave

A new law granting working women a three-day maternity leave was proposed, acknowledging the importance of supporting women during pregnancy and childbirth.

Facilities and Safety

The Chief Minister emphasized providing women with dedicated areas and schedules at gyms and stadiums, as well as separate prayer areas and washroom facilities in government institutions, to ensure their comfort and safety.

Women Safety App

Maryam Nawaz introduced the “Never Again” app, aimed at enhancing women’s safety across Punjab by providing them with instant access to emergency services and support.

These initiatives reflect the Punjab government’s commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women in the province.

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