Women labour participation can increase economic output by an average of 35 percent

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Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Furniture Council Mian Kashif Ashfaq Sunday said that in countries with greater gender inequality, closing the gap in women’s labour force participation could increase economic output by an average of 35 percent. Talking to delegation of women entrepreneurs led by renowned furniture designer Nida Ejaz, he said “ we have to narrow gender gap which he added is harming national as well global growth”.

He said locking women out of economic opportunities is non-Islamic, unfair and also harms growth and resilience for all.“Over time, gender-sensitive macroeconomic and financial policies will result in higher growth.—APP

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