United States Embassy to support women entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Karachi –– Dr Marilyn Wyatt, wife of United States Ambassador in Pakistan says US Embassy would do all it can to promote women entrepreneurship in the country.

“I am personally interested in women development programs in Pakistan,” Dr Wyatt was speaking at Lifetime Achievement Awards ceremony for members of Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WCCI) Sindh at FPCCI House jointly organized by WCCI and Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry to recognize successful businesswomen.

She said the US has started a scholarship program for Pakistani women interested on studying in US or Pakistani universities, especially in management science. She acknowledged courageous role and meritorious services of Pakistani women in different fields including business. “Keep up fighting for your rights and progress.”

Confederation of Asian Chambers of Commerce & Industry Vice chairman & former FPCCI President Tariq Sayeed spoke of FPCCI role in promoting women entrepreneurship in Pakistan. WCCI-Sindh President Begum Salma Ahmed sought due share of government funds for this chamber to promote trade, investment. Shortage of gas, electricity, their rising tariffs, insufficient infrastructure, law and order were main hurdles to their businesses.

Dr Wyatt distributed lifetime achievement to WCCI members Zeenat Saeed Khan for remarkable job in fashion designing, Azra Ashfaq for marble furniture and Rehana Saigol for jewellery, fashion designing.

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