Ministry to expand network of women’s crisis centres in Pakistan

The Ministry of Women’s Development is planning to expand the network of women’s crisis centres from 25 to 64, said Director General Development Javed Iqbal Butt.

He said the project would cover over 50 per cent of districts while the government was also considering expanding the network of centres all over the country.

He said it had been decided that all women’s centres operating under the Women’s Development Ministry would be renamed `Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s Centres’.

These centres were established during Benazir’s incumbency as prime minister. Javed lauded Benzir’s efforts towards the cause of gender equality and gender justice.

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