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Women role in economic stability demanded

January 18, 2019

ISLAMABAD: There is a dire need to inculcate self-confidence and self-belief in the female youth leaders to improve participation of women in the future of Pakistan’s economic stability.

These remarks were made by Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ms. Andleeb Abbas during the Public-Private Dialogue on Gender Focused Economic Reforms, organised by Center for Research and Security Studies (CRSS) – with the strategic support of Ms. Sajida Zulfiqar, MNA - at PIPS Hall, Parliament Lodges, Islamabad, says a press release on Thursday.

She said that women in Pakistan have infinite potential, they just need opportunities for channelising their potential and talent into a successful future. The economic empowerment of women require legislation for ease of doing business and to provide them a conducive economic environment, she added.

She said that while it is encouraging to see the female chambers endeavouring to voice the female entrepreneurs’ concerns, it is important to have more women representation in the male chambers as a matter of equality.

The event witnessed an overwhelming participation of the members of Parliament; especially female parliamentarians and private sector representatives along with the representatives of the State Bank and SMEDA.

Ms. Sajida Zulfiqar, MNA, moderating the discussion, said, “Given the increasing desire of the people to start their own businesses, we need to set-up more chambers to give them a platform to voice their concerns and create critical linkages between the chambers and the government to ensure inclusive policy making.”

Ms. Ghazala Saifi, MNA said that the export oriented approach demands capacity building of exporters before they can compete in the international market and participate in the mainstream exports industry.