LAHORE: Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) is facilitating and encouraging women entrepreneurs in an effort to ensure their contribution in the economic growth of Pakistan.
While talking to members of Lahore Economic Journalists Association (LEJA), WCCI President Shazia Suleman said that equal participation of women in every sector was must for economic development of a country, citing that no nation could progress without ensuring gender equality. The WCCI president mentioned that women entrepreneurs are facing numerous issues including registration of their respective companies for which women chamber extends all-out support to them. She urged the government to help set up WCCI independent office that would ensure more tangible results. She also called for putting in place concrete step to empower women in true sense of words. Shazia said that WCCI was also encouraging women entrepreneurs at grass root level and collecting their particulars, which would prove to be helpful.
at government level. She said that the WCCI was also holding seminars on China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to enable women entrepreneurs to do business with more confidence.
She demanded that special export packages should be announced to increase women export proportion in the total exports. “We do not want separate industrial zones but a portion dedicated for them in every industrial zone, and we will prove our worth as entrepreneurs,” she said.