RAWALPINDI, Dec 21 (APP):Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce, Textile, and Industries, Abdul Razzak Dawood Friday said that Special Economic Zones(SEZs) and expo centers would be set up in different cities including Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan and Karachi to open new avenues of trade and attract the foreign investors to the country.
Addressing the 2nd All Pakistan Women Chambers President Conference (APWCPC) at Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) he said that government was bringing reforms and had taken key initiatives to provide conducive environment for investment in the country.
Razzak said that women entrepreneurs played vital role in the economic development of any country and in Pakistan the role of women entrepreneurs had recently assumed a high degree of importance for enhancing internal trade and boosting exports and the resultant economic activities.
Razzak said government was focusing on socio-economic empowerment of the women by encouraging women entrepreneurs in the field of business and commercial activities.
On the occasion, he assured his full support and cooperation for establishing an expo center at old airport building which was one of the demands of RCCI.
He also assured his assistance and cooperation to remove impediments in registration process for women chambers, releasing funds under Export Development Fund (EDF), representation in Business Advisory Council
and appointments of commercial counselors in foreign countries from business community and chambers.
He appreciated RCCI’s role in promoting business activities and providing a platform to Women entrepreneurs to excel in their fields.