On Wednesday, the Minister for Interior, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, made a special announcement while addressing a meeting with the Islamabad Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry’s delegation. The government is making efforts to establish an all-women market in the country’s federal capital, Islamabad. This market is specifically only for women to run their businesses, thus, contributing to the economy.
It is Essential to Give Women Space to Contribute to the Economy
The government is making conscious efforts to establish this market as it firmly believes that it is imperative for developers to give space to women so they can also participate in economic activities. He announced that facilities for women to run their businesses might begin in 4 – 5 weeks.
Women must Also Play their Roles and Come Forward
While the government is making efforts, it is also essential that women step forward. They must play their role for such markets to work. The government will take crucial steps for women-owned businesses to run smoothly. At the same time, the Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IWCCI) will also be offered opportunities in the all-women market.
The decision of the all-women market was made in June after a delegation from the Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) was called on by the minister to acknowledge the importance of women in economic activities.
Following the efforts being made for the participation of women, the Interior Minister has now announced to also establish another university Rawalpindi for women. There are only 2 universities in the region as yet.
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