Salman Sufi, Salman Sufi Foundation Chairman said on Sunday, “Everyone has the right to be self-dependent but women in Pakistan are deprived of this right.”
According to the details, Salman Sufi said this on the occasion of the launching ceremony of ‘Women on Wheels’ campaign, which was organized at Frere Hall on Sunday. Salman Sufi Foundation has begun this initiative in collaboration with Sindh Government.
The objective of this campaign is to empower women by making them train to ride motorcycles. Salman Sufi said that this campaign will make women independent. He also informed that the campaign will initially be started from Karachi, and he aims to expand it to rural areas of Sindh in the future.
Apart from this, Salman Sufi further informed that over 10,000 women in Karachi will be provided the opportunity to learn to ride a motorcycle and they will also be assisted to gain a driving license. Furthermore, the participants will also be given safety and self-defense training.
A similar campaign has been organized in Punjab in the past.
Advisor to Sindh Chief Minister on Law, Environmental and Coastal Development Barrister Murtaza Wahab and Sindh Women Development Minister Shehla Raza also attended the event.
Murtaza Wahab spoke to the audience that the life of women will become easier due to this campaign, as they will be capable of travel to universities, schools, workplace, and this campaign will provide self-reliance to women.
The launching ceremony ended up with a motorcycle rally lead by Wahab and Raza.