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Pakistan can double its growth through mainstreaming of women: Razak Dawood
APP82-20 FAISALABAD: March 20 - Adviser to PM for Commerce, Textile Industry & Production and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood addressing a meeting at Garments City. APP photo by Tasawar Abbas

Pakistan can double its growth through mainstreaming of women: Razak Dawood

FAISALABAD: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood said on Wednesday that the government was striving hard to empower women, enabling them to play their role in the development of the country.

Addressing a function at Faisalabad Garment City (FGC), he said women make almost half of the country’s total population and the government was trying to equip them with proper skills so that they could earn their livelihood and bring positive and qualitative improvement in the socio-economic sector.

He was optimistic that through the mainstreaming of women, Pakistan could almost double its growth rate, adding that the government was trying its level best to provide maximum facilities at their doorsteps.

He also thanked Japanese cooperation in different fields of life and hoped that Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would launch a special programme for the mainstreaming the women.