Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Chairperson BISP, Ms. Shazia Marri on Thursday said the women empowerment and education through Digital literacy would revolutionise Pakistan’s economy and GDP at an unprecedented level.
The Federal Minister was the Chief guest on the occasion flanked by SAPM on Finance, Mr. Tariq Bajwa, CEO, NRSP Dr. Rashid Bajwa, and Chairman NRSP, Shoaib Sultan Khan.
The National Rural Support Programme (NRSP) organised the closing ceremony of national workshop to disseminate the results of Internet Dost and Internet Zabardast projects supported by Google.org the philanthropic arm of Google.
Addressing the ceremony the Minister said this is definitely a revolution that Pakistan needs through digital literacy and training on internet’s positive and constructive usage.
The SAPM after listening to the success stories of the two female beneficiaries of Internet Dost project said these two smart and talented women of Pakistan Aqsa Abbasi and Kaneez Fatima told us their success stories achieved through the initiative of Google and NRSP.
“You have changed the lives of your families and communities and I am thankful to you for coming here after facing all odds.”
Ms. Marri also presented her example as a woman bringing change in her constituency by winning the National Assembly (NA) by-election through direct vote and brought a revolution against the prevailing old taboos and ill mindset.