PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has said women play crucial role in development of society.

In a meeting with women members of KP Assembly at the CM Secretariat, Mehmood Khan said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government under its manifesto has taken visible steps for welfare of women. He said special emphasis has been given to encouraging women to move forward in the field of education, trade and commerce and overall development process.

He said the establishment of Women University in Swabi and Cadet College for Women speaks volumes about the government’s commitment to women development. He said the Cadet College for Women is a unique and first of its kind institution in Pakistan. He said the government is committed to give peaceful and enabling environment to women to utilize their talent and capabilities to make them useful citizens of the country. He said women are never less capable than men and they have the ability to make names for themselves and the country in every field of life

The chief minister said women in Pakistan have always played a commendable role in national development. He said no nation can make development without empowering their women. He said concept of development is incomplete without women.

The chief minister said the PTI government in KP has established an environment and introduced such governance system where every sector has equal opportunities of development. He said political interference in all institutions has come to an end after which only people on merit can come forward. He said the system of merit is inevitable to ensure transparency and swift development.

Mehmood Khan said the provincial government has made effective planning for development of industry and investment. He said women entrepreneurs are also given ample opportunities to develop their businesses, particularly under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). He said best facilities are being given to industrialists under the new provincial industrial policy.

The chief minister while emphasizing the need for education and training of women said educating the women is imperative to creation of a balanced and prosperous society. He said social development is not possible without empowering women.