PESHAWAR: The Japan government handed over 14 special pink buses for women to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak on Friday.
A ceremony in this regard was organised at the Chief Minister House where Japan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Takashi Kurai handed over the keys of the 14 buses to the chief minister. Out of these buses, seven will be run in Mardan and seven will be run in Abbottabad.
Pervaiz Khattak said while addressing the ceremony that the pink busses project was part of the KP government’s initiatives to empower women and provide them better travelling facilities. The chief minister said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in KP took a number of steps to empower the women and provide them maximum facilities. He said the mainstreaming of women is continuing under the provincial government.
Mr Khattak said the pink busses project has been launched initially from the divisional headquarters after which it will be extended to other districts of KP.
KP Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education Atif Khan, Adviser on Higher Education Mushtaq Ghani and Adviser on Transport Malik Shah Muhammad Khan were also present on the occasion.