ISLAMABAD, Sep 4 (APP): Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) on Sunday urged for taking additional steps to promote cottage industry.

Cottage industry, small traders and women entrepreneurs should be given more attention to ensure rapid development of the country, said Syeda Saeeda Bano, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Small Traders and Cottage Industry.

In a statement, she said that a cluster for cottage industry must be established along CPEC areas after every 300 kilometres to boost the economy.

She said that over 96 percent businesses fall in the category of cottage industry and small businesses but this sector is neglected.