Call for more commerce colleges for girls to speed up economic progress of country

Islamabad, December 10, 2015 (PPI-OT): Females were half of the country’s population and government must take positive measures for their economic empowerment so that they could play more effective role in nation building and economic development of the country, observed Atif Ikram Sheikh, President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry while speaking as Chief Guest at the Investiture Ceremony of Students Council of Islamabad Model College of Commerce for Girls, F-10/3, Islamabad.

He said it was the age of economic wars and if Pakistan has to achieve speedy economic progress, it will have to develop a strong pool of youth having business education. He stressed that government should establish more Commerce Colleges for Girls in the country to enable them to unleash their full potential for driving the economy towards fast growth. He said with latest concepts and theoretical knowledge of business education females could be instrumental in introducing latest business practices in the private sector for its better growth.

He emphasized that female students should devote priority focus to their education as they were the future of Pakistan and laced with business knowledge, they could play more effective role in improving their careers and strengthening the economy.

In her welcome address, Ms. Nasreen Khalid, Principal, Islamabad Model College of Commerce for Girls, F-10/3, Islamabad highlighted the role of her college in promoting commerce education. She said this was the only Commerce College in the twin cities of Islamabad/Rawalpindi to provide professional education exclusively to female students and has become a symbol of economic professionalism amongst the female youth.

She said her College has won many laurels at academic front, however, it was facing some challenges. She said the existing Computer Lab was insufficient to meet the requirements and a new computer lab along with its accessories was needed on priority basis to facilitate the students.
She hoped that the elected Students Council would work for protecting the rights of fellow students as well as assist the administration and teaching faculty in running the affairs of the College efficiently.

For more information, contact:
Khalid Chaudhry
Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI)
Chamber House, Aiwan-e-Sanat-o-Tijarat Road,
Mauve Area, G-8/1,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 225 0526, 2253145, 8432676
Fax: +9251 225 2950