President calls for mainstreaming women population in national economy

President Dr Arif Alvi has called upon the business community to launch Corporate Social Responsibility projects to create awareness for resolving social, health and environment related issues.

He was talking to a delegation of Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry led by its President Nighat Shahid, in Islamabad on Wednesday.

The President said our dream to make Pakistan an economically and financially independent country would remain elusive if we fail to mainstream the women population in the economy.

He expressed concern over the low level of disbursement of loans for women entrepreneurs and business persons.

He called upon all the Chambers of Commerce to encourage and motivate women entrepreneurs and skilled women to avail these loans from designated banks by proactively helping them in the documentation process and managing other issues faced by them.

Earlier, the delegation apprised the President of the achievements of the Women Chamber of Commerce and the difficulties faced by its members in terms of taxes, rising costs of the business inputs and the requirement of lengthy procedures of documentation while applying for business loans.

Source: Radio Pakistan