Peshawar : The minority Sikh women in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, hit hard by anti-terror operations in the country’s tribal areas, will get vocational training as part of an attempt by a women’s commission to improve their quality of life, an official said today.
The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Commission on Status of Women has decided to set up vocational training centres in parts of the province to provide education and financial assistance to the women belonging to Sikh community in Peshawar, Rubina Masih, a member of the Commission, said.
The Commission has sought help from the KP Department of Social Welfare, saying “the women from the minority community were facing a lot of problems, both in terms of finances and education.”
“The Sikh women displaced due to operations in tribal areas have in fact been hit-hard and facing scores of problems. There is a need to bring them at par with women from other community by taking certain measures,” Masih said. “Keeping this in view, the Commission has decided to set up training centres for them at their doorsteps, where they would be imparted training in different trades,” she added.
The Sikh community had suggested establishing training centre at Mohallah Jogan Shah in Peshawar city. Similar centres would also be set up in Buner and other districts, where members of Sikh community are in large number, she added.
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