Women empowerment has been the current govt’s foremost priority which is why they have decided to launch the ‘BAYTEE’ APP.
The main goal of “Baytee” initiative is to empower women through the use of technology. Federal IT Minister, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, presided a meeting which was arranged in the secretariat of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MOITT) on Thursday. In this meeting, the main functions of the app were discussed.
Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui chairing briefing on Program titled “BAYTEE” at the committee room of the Ministry of IT, Islamabad. pic.twitter.com/YiFiKgAlMt
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In the meeting, it was revealed that this app would be a centralized information hub regarding important services for women.
Through the use of this app, women would be able to find advocacy programs on women rights, inquire about schools and scholarships for women, seek health services in their area, receive news about laws and regulations regarding women right, get information about the nearest woman police station and hostels and find nearby job and training opportunities.
A dedicated helpline will also be made available for women under the “Baytee” project. Moreover, the Baytee app will also provide women with information on all public and private sector women empowerment projects.
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Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui appreciated the initiative and ordered to speed up the development of “Baytee” mobile app.
PTI has always been very keen on empowering the women of Pakistan as it believes that women can play an important role in the development of the country if given the right opportunities. Previous governments failed to introduce pro-women policies but with PTI in power, the women of Pakistan do not need to fear. PTI has decided to take all necessary steps for the inclusion of women in society as equal citizens. It aims at improving women’s access to economic opportunities, and increasing young girls’ access to basic education.
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The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of their political, social, economic status is extremely important for the achievement of sustainable development. In Pakistan especially, women are facing threats to their health and well being as a result of overwork and due to their lack of power and influence. Women receive less formal education than men and their skills, knowledge and achievements often go unnoticed.
It is necessary to eliminate all practices that discriminate against women and assist them in establishing their rights. The current government is committed to its goal of empowering women and we hope that it is successful.