Looking for encouragement: ‘Female entrepreneurs need support for better results’

Women chamber chief calls for replicating Faisalabad’s business model


Imran Rana March 04, 2018
Women chamber chief calls for replicating Faisalabad’s business model PHOTO: GOOGLE BUSINESS GROUP.

FAISALABAD: Faisalabad is a role model for the entire business community of Pakistan including female entrepreneurs and private sector in other cities should replicate its model in order to give a push to economic activities across the country, said Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Peshawar Division president Fouzia Inayat.

She was heading a delegation that visited various industrial units in addition to paying a visit to the Faisalabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FWCCI) on Saturday.

She took keen interest in small and medium enterprises of Faisalabad that had played a pivotal role in enhancing textile exports from the city.

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Speaking to FWCCI members, Inayat emphasised that it was very encouraging for every Pakistani that female entrepreneurs were also contributing their share to overall growth of the city.

She pointed out that females in Peshawar were successfully running their businesses in the most critical situation, adding they could deliver much better results if they were encouraged.

FWCCI President Robina Amjad said Faisalabad women chamber, which was created just one year ago, had been making efforts for bringing female entrepreneurs to the mainstream.

“In this connection, a number of seminars have been arranged for the awareness of our members in addition to sensitising them about further expanding their businesses,” she said.

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She revealed that a comprehensive strategy had been drawn up to help young and educated girls to start their own businesses instead of running after jobs.

In his opening remarks, Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) President Shabbir Hussain Chawla suggested that women should spare some time for their businesses in addition to looking after domestic and family affairs.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2018.

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