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PTI lauded for nominating businesswomen as MPA

ISLAMABAD: The business community Thursday lauded the Pakistan Tahreek-i-Insaf leadership for nominating a known businesswoman Shamim Aftab as Member of Punjab Assembly and hoped that all the efforts would be undertaken to make women empowered which was imperative for the rapid national development.
In a statement issued here , President of Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Reem Abbasi said that Ms. Aftab was well aware of the problems of women and she would be able to play a significant role in the resolution of their problems and their much-needed empowerment.
She said that they had pinned high hopes on PTI as the party would put the country on the path of progress.
She said that business community trusted that PTI would do its best to empower women and Pakistan would be a changed country. Former VP of FPCCI Naima Ansari said that women could play a very important role if they were not neglected and given a chance to prove their abilities, they said, adding that banks should be directed to give loans to women on concessionary rates and accept movable their assets as collateral.
She said that the credit rating of banks should be linked to loans forwarded to women entrepreneurs so that more and more women could play their role in national development.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.