PBM
Press Release
25-04-2019
PAKISTAN BAIT-UL-MAL

“WE ARE TAKING CONCRETE STEPS FOR EMPOWERING WOMEN OF THE COUNTRY. PBM HAS LED THE DESTITUTE WOMEN OF THE COUNTRY TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY WITH THE HELP OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN TECHNICAL TRAININGS."
MD PBM AON ABBAS BUPPI

On the eve of International Girls in ICT Day, a special event was held at National Library of Pakistan to Launch the Impact Analysis Report on “ICT Labs in Women Empowerment Centres.” Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul graced the event as a chief guest while Managing Director PBM Aon Abbas Buppi attended the ceremony as a guest of honor along with CEO USF Rizwan Mustafa Mir. In her speech, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul focused on the productive use of IT tools in practical life. She appreciated MD PBM for making the organization vibrant and well-known in social protection field. Zartaj Gul also praised the hardworking women and girls trainees associated with Women Empowerment Centres of PBM with a will to lead and honorable and independent life. While addressing the event, Managing Director PBM Aon Abbas Buppi said that empowering the women through inclusion of Information and Communication Technologies is need of the time since technology is rapidly transforming. “Country’s prosperity and uplift is directly related to women’s participation in different spheres of life.”, he added. While expressing his gratitude to USF, he titled it as a best example of Public Private Partnership. He further highlighted that PBM is leading the destitute women of the country towards self-sufficiency with the help of traditional and modern technical training in its 157 vocational training schools throughout the country. MD PBM Aon Abbas Buppi also showed his determination to materialize the vision of Prime Minister Imran in order to provide socio-economic rights to the deserving women of Pakistan. Presenting the Assessment based report, CEO Universal Service Fund Rizwan Mustafa highlighted the fruitful outcomes of the joint-venture with PBM. He told that 120 WECs have been equipped with modern computer labs so far having around 2400 number of computers in total with the capacity to train 10,000 students annually. He also vowed to establish computer labs in the remaining WECs of PBM as well. On this occasion the passed out students of various women empowerment Centres of PBM shared their experience who were serving in different public and private sectors after getting equipped with ICTs from WECs. Following that, teachers and trainees of WECs were also presented tab devices.