Women entrepreneurs have urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Federal Finance Minster Ishaq Dar to provide loans on low mark-up to women entrepreneurs. This demand was made during a meeting of Women Entrepreneur Sub Committee of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), which was presided over by its chairperson, Durre-e-Shahwar.
They said that the government made no efforts to resole their problems and providing no support to them as well as new comers to boost their activities.
They also demanded of the government to provide them more opportunities to participate in international and national trade fairs and exhibitions.
Speaking on the occasion, Leader of Businessmen Group (BMG) and former President KCCI, Siraj Kassim Teli said that the chamber made no discrimination between women entrepreneurs and others.
He advised President KCCI Abdullah Zaki to include women members in the export, taxation and other committees of the chamber. Zaki said that the chamber has provided opportunity and facility to women entrepreneurs to take part in its annual exhibition My Karachi Oasis of Harmony, and assured that it would also allocate a separate hall for women entrepreneurs in next exhibition in 2014.
He said that Made in Pakistan exhibition is scheduled to be held in New Delhi in August this year and assured that Karachi-based women entrepreneurs would be provided opportunity to participate in this exhibition.