Women bus service launched in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: The first-ever women bus service was launched in provincial metropolis here on Tuesday. The pilot project is a joint venture in private-public partnership by transport department and women development and social welfare department.

Initially, two buses will ply between Haji Camp and Hayatabad with women conductors and ladies constables to provide security. Provincial Transport Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain and Minister for Social Welfare Sitara Imran inaugurated the bus service, which took a tour from Islamia College Building to NWFP Assembly.

Addressing the ceremony Mian Iftikhar Hussain said that number of vehicles would be increased keeping in view the success of the project and asked the women to make use of the service to make it a success. He said the bus service had been launched keeping in view the status of women in Pakhtun society.

Sitara Ayaz said that the bus service would be expanded to other districts after its success in the provincial capital. Peshawar Commissioner Arbab Shahrukh, District Nazim Haji Ghulam Ali and others also spoke at the occasion.

Staff report


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