KP CM vows full support to women entrepreneurs

*KP govt has already announced comprehensive policy for women entrepreneurs

KP CM vows full support to women entrepreneurs

PESHAWAR: Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak has said his government would extend full support to the women entrepreneurs of the province to continue their business activities without any hurdles.

Inaugurating the two-day 4th Women's Trade Fair on Tuesday, the chief minister said the provincial government had constituted a committee for giving one-window facility to the businesswomen to boost their trade activities.

"Our government has already announced a comprehensive policy for women entrepreneurs besides giving five percent relief in the mark-up on loans," he said.

Pervez Khattak said the government would provide 25 per cent capital to the women who launch various businesses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Women Chamber of Commerce president Shamama Arbab, senior vice president Iqbal Bano, TCKP Managing Director Mushtaq Ahmed Khan, TDAP Director Sariruddin, Sarhad Chamber of Commerce& Industry president Muhammad Afzal and others attended the inaugural ceremony.

The chief minister said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government would participate in the road show to be held in China in April to boost trade and investment in the province.

"The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is making strenuous efforts to create conducive environment for investment and provide maximum facilities and opportunities to the investors," he added. He said an industrial park was being constructed on 40 kanalland on Motorway, which will connect business centres in Afghanistan, Gwadar and others.

Pervez Khattak Also said that the KP government had also approved Gilgit-Chitral-Dir road from Chinese government and made it part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.

Other speakers also addressed the gathering.

Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and Women Chamber of Commerce have jointly organized the fair.It will be open to families only.

The event is aimed at holding activities for business and skilled women to encourage them to market their products.

The organizers have established various stalls to showcase cultural and traditional dresses, local and traditional foods, music and fashion shows and kid zones.

The stalls would also display handicraft, clothing, gemstones, handmade jewellery, stone jewellery, leather products, mosaic work, jute wok, purses &clutches, beauty products, bed sheets, baby clothings, toys, kitchen utensils, food items and a lot more.

Famous folk singers and artistes would also participate to entertain the visitors.

The women entrepreneurs from all cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, including Peshawar, Swat, Hazara, Abbottabad, Haripur, Mansehra, Mardan, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Chitral, Gilgit and businesswomen from other major cities of Pakistan (Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Karachi & Islamabad) would put their products on display in the fair.