Empowerment for women of remote areas should be encouraged: Irfan Iqbal Sheikh

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Islamabad (PR),  (Parliament Times) : Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh President, FPCCI assured to the women delegation of Rawalpindi women’s chamber for full cooperation when and where required and also to resolve the problems. He urged for the promotion of women entrepreneurs and the workforce, and this will enhance the economic growth of the country. Mr. Irfan Iqbal Sheikh, President of FPCCI further said that women are of 52 per cent of the country’s population and neglecting their empowerment, emancipation, and participation could affect the economics of the country. He urged on the importance of the role of women in social, economic, and political development. He further suggested that the Government & concerned authorities should also take necessary measures for empowerment of women, especially for the resident of the rural areas of the country.

Mirza Abdul Rehman Chairman Coordination FPCCI stated that Pakistan cannot thrive unless it provides equal chances to its workforce, regardless of gender. He further said that no country can develop economically and socially if 52 % of its population is excluded from economic and productive activities as they are actively participating in the agricultural sector, manufacturing industries, or service sectors. Women workers performance approximately equal to male workers, and in certain cases, women perform better than men.

Hina Mansab Khan, Chairperson, National Business Women Council, Uzma Shahid Butt, President, Ms. Ambreen Former President & others members Rawalpindi Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry have assured for continuity of the struggle for women’s rights, and also to provide awareness to women in order to achieve their rights. Women entrepreneurs should continue to move forward and also bravely faces the challenges. They stated that FPCCI is an important platform for highlighting women’s issues and struggles for their rights. Our goal is to increase the participation of women in enhancing the Pakistan’s economy. She told that we have many work plans to achieve their goals. They admitted that its a difficult path to walk however, women entrepreneurs need proper guidance t and support to continue their struggle towards success.


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