Fizza Gilani calls for increased role of women in industrial growth


Goodwill ambassador for women’s rights and PM’s daughter Fizza Batool Gilani has said South Punjab Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SPWCCI) could play a pivotal role in maximising skilled women’s contribution to industrial growth and overall national development.
South Punjab Embroidery Institute and Khaddi Crafts Development projects were being completed under Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s visionary initiative of ‘Village Product Specialization’ aimed at appreciating skills of the women and for their empowerment, said Fizza while addressing the office bearers of SPWCCI and women entrepreneurs at the local circuit house. First Lady, the wife of PM Begum Fozia Gilani also graced the occasion as the guest of honour.
Fizza said active participation of skilled women in export-oriented manufacturing of novel and traditional items would not only be a substantial support to the national economy but also give financial freedom to women. She said empowerment of women could be helpful in tackling problems including poverty, terrorism and other social issues. She also urged men to encourage their female family members and cooperate with them.
Fizza said Pakistani women were courageous and their active participation in industrial and trade related activities would prove to be a milestone in Pakistan’s overall socio-economic development. She said she enjoyed support from her father the PM and her brothers. PWCCI president Masooma Sibtain, general secretary Filza Mumtaz and begum Farrukh Mukhtar also spoke on the occasion. Fozia Gilani distributed shields and certificates among the best performing women entrepreneurs.


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