FPCCI suggests revising SME policy

Salim Ahmed

Lahore

SME policy document should be revised with a gender angle and the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA) needs to build a stronger outreach network and take initiatives to encourage more women to participate in the economic system and prepare business guidelines for themselves.
This was suggested at the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) organized consultative session on Women National Business Agenda (WNBA). The session was attended by women chambers, think thank and public sector officials to highlight lack of women-focused economic reforms related policies.
SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Senior Vice President, Iftikhar Ali Malik appreciated the project and suggested that SMEDA should cultivate the benefits of the project and come forward for the positive reforms relating to women entrepreneurship. The concept of warehousing should be introduced to support women entrepreneurs as other countries were following it.

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