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Thursday Nov 14 2019

IT ministry to develop 'Beti' app for women's rights awareness, facilities

A woman flashes victory signs as she rides a bicycle during Girls on Bike rally in Islamabad, Pakistan, April 2, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/Files

ISLAMABAD: The federal information technology ministry on Thursday announced its decision to immediately develop a mobile application called 'Beti' aimed at creating awareness among women about their rights and to provide facilities.

The 'Beti' app, according to the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT), would work akin to an online portal and offer guidance on women's rights. The goal of the new app is to help women become independent through information and communication technologies (ICT).

Officials of the MoITT noted that the 'Beti' app would offer information on Pakistan's laws, women's education and scholarships, as well as job opportunities. It would also help provide locations of the nearest hospital and women police station in their area, alongside various other services and facilities.

The 'Beti' app is intended to familiarise women about government and semi-government programmes by becoming a primary platform of information for women.