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FAISALABAD (Web Desk) – Over 100 girls in Faisalabad on Monday registered with a training session to learn how to ride motorbikes.

The state sponsored initiative will train women, provide them licenses and also give them motorbikes.

These women will first be taught the delicate art of balancing on two wheels through bicycles. After that they will be trained to ride motorbikes.

In January this year, a batch of 150 girls completed their training of riding motorcycles under Punjab Government’s Women on Wheels program and took part in a first kind of motorcycle rally in Lahore.

Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) raise their helmets at the start of a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016.   AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI

Those female motorcyclists had completed their training under Special Monitoring Unit on Law & Order and City Traffic Police.

Women participants of Women on Wheels (WOW) wait on their motor-bikes prior to the start of a rally launching the Women on Wheels campaign in Lahore on January 10, 2016.   AFP PHOTO / Arif ALI

The campaign was hailed by rights activists and women parliamentarians.