ICCI for Focusing on Empowerment of Women to Achieve Sustainable Economic Growth. Sheikh Amir Waheed, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) said that women were over half of Pakistan’s total population and government should make policies to focus on women economic empowerment in order to achieve sustainable economic growth of the country.
He was addressing a 25-member delegation of women that visited ICCI led by Ms. Sadaf Raza, Director, Ideas for Life Trust (IFLT). The women were representing various fields including entrepreneurs, lawyers, teachers and counselors and were being trained as leaders and entrepreneurs at IFLT.
Sheikh Amir Waheed said that advanced countries have achieved rapid economic growth by focusing on women empowerment and stressed that government should make policies to bring women in the mainstream of economy so that they could play more effective role in the national development of our country.
He apprised the delegation about the initiatives of ICCI focused on the promotion of women entrepreneurs. He said ICCI has established a Women Growth Center to provide guidance and facilitation to aspiring women entrepreneurs in business startups. Muhammad Naveed Senior Vice President and Nisar Mirza Vice President, ICCI said that women have a promising career in entrepreneurship as by starting their own businesses, they could not only achieve economic independence, they could also create jobs for others.
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