ISLAMABAD - A delegation of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) led by its President Zafar Bakhtawari visited Central & North Punjab Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNPWCCI) for discussing the plans for promotion and growth of women business enterprises.

Speaking on the occasion, Zafar Bakhtawari, President ICCI lauded the devoted efforts of Qaisera Sheikh, President, CNPWCCI and Kokab Parveen, former President CNPWCCI for supporting women in their business development initiatives.

He said that establishment of CNWCCI was a positive step towards the development of the country as women-owned businesses as well as self-employed women currently constitute an important and growing share of the business community in Pakistan.

ICCI President said it is very encouraging that women in Pakistan are now participating in all spheres of economic life and are contributing significantly to the wellbeing of their families as well as to the national economy.

Bakhtawari was of the view that by motivating and properly utilising the abundance of women’s human capital in our country and by increasing their participation in enterprises, start-up business and other economic activities, Pakistan can greatly enhance its competitive position and lure domestic as well as foreign investors.

Munawar Mughal, former President ICCI also expressed hopes that collaboration of ICCI and CNWCCI would result into the promotion and growth of women business enterprises, which would ultimately lead to creation of more job opportunities in the country and strengthening of our economy and country at large.

Ms Qaisra Sheikh, President, CNPWCCI informed the meeting that the chamber aims to provide one window facility for potential women entrepreneurs as well as determined to elevate the status of women by involving them fully in entrepreneurial activities.

She said that during the last three years CNPWCCI has made a major impact in the women business world through very effective networking, training, endless exhibitions and delegations within the country and abroad.