Social enterprises play vital role in creating jobs in country: Sartaj

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ISLAMABAD: Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz says social enterprises can play important role in creating jobs and accelerating economic activity in the country.

He was addressing the launching ceremony of report on ‘Social Enterprises for Women Empowerment’ by British Council in collaboration with UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said the planning commission has established the ‘center for entrepreneurship’ to assist and guide the aspiring entrepreneurs of the country.

Highlighting the role of UNESCAP, the Deputy Chairman said the UN body is collaborating to commitment towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in social, economic and environment fields.

Speaking on the occasion, Under Secretary General UN and Executive Secretary UNESCAP Dr. Shamshad Akhtar said the small and medium enterprises are generators of economic output and they are valuable source of motivation.

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