SIALKOT: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that the government is encouraging women SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) at every level. She expressed these views on Saturday while addressing the participants of a day-long awareness seminar titled “SMEs Finance Awareness Programme for Women Entrepreneurs”. The seminar was organised by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP). She stated that the government had allocated Rs6 billion for issuing small industrial loans to business women in the country. Awan said that the government firmly believed in the economic empowerment of women. She stated that Pakistan economic indicators were getting better day by day due to the effective, positive and revolutionary policies of the government. She added that the government was determined to promote industrialisation for wealth creation by promoting SMEs.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 29th, 2019.
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