ISLAMABAD- Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Program , Maryam Nawaz said PML(N) government is fully committed to economic empowerment of women.

She expressed these views while talking to U.S. Ambassador for Global Women Issues, Cathy Russell .

During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, especially the government’s initiatives to empower women were discussed. “Government is focused on creating new job opportunities for the youth through the promotion of SMEs in the country.  Prime Minister’s Small Business Loan Scheme is a milestone in this regard” Maryam Nawaz said.

The chairperson said “Women constitute almost 52 percent of 190 Million population of the country.  There are 60 special seats reserved for women in Pakistan’s National Assembly, Women are 25 percent of the workforce in the country, especially in the rural areas. They are actively contributing in agriculture, industry, banks, telecommunication and marketing.”

Ms. Cathy Russell appreciated the efforts of the government for economic revival of the country by empowering and engaging the youth, especially women, and assured her country’s maximum support in this regard.