President terms financial empowerment of women vital for country’s development

President Dr Arif Alvi has said Pakistan direly needs financial inclusion of women to turn fifty percent of its population into a productive workforce.

Addressing an event BizNet 2023 in Islamabad on Thursday, he said helping women promote their business startups through information technology is the fastest route toward their empowerment.

The President said financial empowerment of women and other under-represented groups such as differently-abled persons is crucial for the progress of the country.

The President emphasized gender parity at the level of organizations and companies and urged them to ensure their representation in mainstream and leadership roles.