ISLAMABAD, Jan 31 (APP):A delegation from presidents of Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry across the country Thursday called on Adviser on Commerce, Textile Industry and Production and Investment, Abdul Razak Dawood and discussed different proposals to promote women entrepreneurship in the country.
They appreciated pro-business initiatives of the current government especially the economic support package such as; the Finance Bill 2019, a statement issued by Ministry of Commerce said.
They requested support of Ministry of Commerce to enhance women participation in exhibitions at national and international levels.
They informed that Women entrepreneurs are interested in exploring business opportunities in the non traditional markets which require special support from the government.
They proposed that Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) should add more expos to its annual calendar.
“In order to encourage handicrafts in Southern Punjab, TDAP should hold an expo in Bahawalpur,” President of Bahawalpur Chamber said.
Adviser Abdul Razak Dawood said the government is determined to adopt policies that will enhance women participation in business especially in export sector.
“The government is considering proposals to provide additional support to the woman entrepreneur especially in SMEs,” he added.
He said the government is focusing on socioeconomic empowerment of women by encouraging women entrepreneurs in the field of business and commercial activities.
The adviser to prime minister on commerce assured the delegates from women chambers that government will deploy policies that help women to excel in the field of entrepreneurship leading to economic well-being.