ISLAMABAD: Ghalib Nishtar, President Khushhalibank on Tuesday said that growing tendency of exhibitions is very encouraging, adding that it is the best tool to empower women by offering great opportunities.
He said such events generate economic activity, bring talent to limelight and encourage women led businesses as economic expansion. He said national prosperity is closely linked to the success of women.
He said Khushhalibank will fully participate and support Islamabad Expo 2015 organised by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI).
He said the bank will continue to support businesswomen to remove obstacles that hinder their growth. Pakistan’s sustainable future requires significant participation by women in the economic activities and our aim is to help them flourish, he added.
My institution is committed to the development of the next generation of women entrepreneurs and business leaders and we are focusing on women micro-entrepreneurs and other neglected sectors, he said.
Empowered and financially literate women can help us attain goal of creating a socially just, democratic, and gender responsive society, the noted banker said.
While lauding the initiative of IWCCI, Mr Nishtar said that IWCCI has become a notable advocate of women empowerment by providing a platform to women to pursue economic opportunities, invest additional capital, access resources and grow their businesses.
It is a unique platform where women with big or small business are given confidence, technical training and exposure, he observed. Founder President IWCCI Samina Fazil said that Pakistan’s population is of over 180 million and women comprise more than half of it; we cannot envision sustainable development without incorporating women into the goal of economic growth.
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