President Dr Arif Alvi has said that financial freedom is a must for women empowerment in the country for which the government is taking several laudable steps.
He said, “Economic independence and equal opportunities are must for women empowerment which is necessary for national development, therefore, women should be given all due rights.”
President Dr Arif Alvi said this while talking to a delegation of Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) led by its founder president Samina Fazil.
“We can make women economically independent and that will be a vital step towards their empowerment for which financial literacy is an important step which will help transform the society,” he added.
The President urged upon the women entrepreneurs to play their role in empowering rural women and increase their outreach by using social media. He commended the central role women play as homemakers as well as millions more whose contribution goes unrecognized. Women parliamentarians had to play an important role in pushing ahead the legislation and resolving other issues being faced by the women, Dr Arif Alvi said adding that IWCCI will be supported in the noble cause.
Speaking on the occasion, Samina Fazil said the nation rise when the women rise. She underscored the importance of persevering the dignity, respect, and honour of women, as intended by Islam and the Constitution which is imperative for a stable Pakistan. She underscored the need to see women as companions and not as a challenge and lauded their potential and unlimited resilience to achieve their goals. Majority of Pakistan’s population is comprised of women and their contribution is very important in progress of the economy, Samina Fazil added.