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CM Punjab Shahbaz Sharif launches ‘Women on Wheel’ Rally

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The Punjab Government distributed hundreds of bike to women on the occasion of Women on Wheel Rally. Hundreds of women swarmed the roads of Lahore from Al-Hamra Complex to Egerton road in Garhi Shahu on Sunday, May 13th, 2018. The female bike riders praised the Punjab government’s keen interest in promoting the cause of women empowerment.

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Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, the provincial minister for excise, taxation, and control department graced the event and distributed the bikes in the women. The event began with a tableau and commenced with a rally. The celebrities like Meesha Shafi, who is currently under the radar for her sexual harassment allegations on Ali Zafar, too attended the event.

Other celebrities included TV actor and morning show host Juggan Kazim cheered the female riders. Juggun Kazim in her Twitter said this is the change we expected to see in Pakistan.

The social rights activist Nighat Dad, who recently represented Pakistan in the list of emerging leader appreciated the efforts and said people will see more women riding bikes on the roads in coming days.

“You will see now more women on bikes in coming days,” said Nighat Dad, a rights activist.

Many of the women on the ground and from their homes cheered the campaign as they said the bikes would make commuting easy for them. Other girls sharing their thoughts on social media said it would break the taboo that asserts women to say behind the four walls of their home.

Zenith Irfan, the girl famous for traveling to Pak-China border from Lahore alone on her bike promoted the event and credited Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif for taking an incredible initiative to encourage women to take the control of their life.

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Irfan in her Facebook said the campaign is part of the mission to promote Pakistan as a safe country to commute. She said the campaign messages would resound internationally that roads in Pakistan are gender-inclusive.