President calls on WCC&IP to help women entrepreneurs of Pakistan


The President of Pakistan, Dr Arif Alvi has directed to ensure the participation and inclusion of women in economic, business, trade, and industrial sectors on a fast-track basis.

According to media reports, the President has made these remarks while talking to a delegation of the Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Peshawar (WCC&IP), led by its President Shahida Parveen in Islamabad on Saturday.

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During the meeting, the President Arif Alvi has said that women made up almost 50 percent of the country’s population and the provision of enabling conditions such as ensuring their safety and security at the workplace and providing quality education and skills to women should be the priority of the Government and society.

Dr Arif Alvi has said that local traditions and practices regarding women’s property and inheritance rights need to be changed and women should be given all the property rights admissible to them as per our religion and the Constitution. He called upon the chambers of commerce around the country to help women entrepreneurs secure these loans to start their own businesses and improve upon the existing businesses.

The President also urged WCC&IP to create linkages with other chambers of commerce for greater participation of women in other chambers of commerce and industry and businesses under their purview.