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Govt committed to ensure economic empowerment of women: Razak Dawood

The government had set export target of $35 billion for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Source: FILE/Online

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Razak Dawood has said that the government assumed significant steps to ensure the economic empowerment of women across the county.

In a series of tweets today, he said through the creation of Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) under the umbrella of National E-Commerce Council (NeCC), “We aim to reduce gender disparity across trade and commerce,”

Razak Dawood said the establishment of the Women Economic Empowerment Group by MOC and National E-Commerce Council (NeCC) to remove barriers and enhance woman’s participation in business activities.

While commenting on a discussion with the Pakistan Soap Manufacturers Association, the advisor said the Soap industry is a classic example of growth through import substitution by multinationals and local firms.

There was very little import of finished goods of soaps and detergents. Razak Dawood added that the soap industry has a reasonable critical mass but there are hardly any exports.

The MOC will sit with the association to develop a strategy for exports by reducing their costs and supporting them to export to Africa and other developing countries.

“We hope our women will avail of this opportunity and become entrepreneurs in various sectors of our economy. 3/3, he added.

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