PESHAWAR - Women entrepreneurs Thursday urged the federal ministry of commerce to incorporate proposals of all women chambers during formulation of trade policy.

They stated this while speaking at a seminar titled “Advocating for Gender-Focused Reforms in Pakistan’, organised by Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Chamber House here on Thursday.

Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairperson, Fitrat Ilyas, the women chamber president, Azra Jamshid, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Faiz Muhammad, Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry former presidents Masooma Sabtain, Faiza Mumtaz, women chamber vice president Afsheen Malik, former presidents, and a large number of women entrepreneurs attended the seminar.

Women chamber president, Azra Jamshid said that businessmen belonging from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa were facing difficulties in promotion of their businesses.

Faiza Mumtaz urged the women to come forward for promotion of their businesses. She said that women should inform their issues in order to take up with relevant authorities for their amicable resolution. She said the Ministry of Commerce is a policy making institutions, which must be apprised about the issues of women entrepreneurs.

She said it is dire need of hour to get proper awareness about guidelines and policies. She said that the subsidiary institutions of Ministry of Commerce, like Smeda, First Women Bank, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and others, are such institutions, providing assistance to businesswomen. She said the all women chambers were asked to arrange special programs to create awareness among women businesspersons about trade policy and appraise their issues.