The Strategic Reforms Unit (SRU) of the government of Punjab would be distributing seven hundred motorbikes to women in the four districts of Punjab under the Women on Wheels (WOW) programme before the holy month of Ramazan.
As per the Strategic Reforms Unit sources on Sunday these motorbikes would be distributed in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan and Sargodha districts.
Eligible women who are aged between eighteen and forty have been provided with driving training sessions and licences and are also being given motorbikes at subsidised rates.
The sources informed that the government of Punjab would be providing equity subsidy of rupees twenty-four thousand nine hundred and seventy-five (Rs 24,975) and hundred percent markup on the motorbikes. The applicants would be making down payments of rupees twenty-seven thousand (Rs 27,000) and the remaining payment in twelve easy instalments of rupees one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six (Rs 1,856) per month.
Women who are interested in taking the training sessions could visit any SRU and the Punjab Police Training Centres. The eventual objective of the campaign WOW is to encourage and promote the mobility of women in Punjab and to empower them to become independent individuals, as told by the sources.
It is important to mention that the Senate had unanimously approved a bill on the 7th of March 2018 for the protection of rights of the transgender people, authorising them to regulate their own gender identity.
The campaign Women on Wheels was initiated back in the year 2015 in Lahore by the Strategic Reforms Unit. The campaign was built on the idea of providing free motorbike training to the interested women.