Islamabad, October 01, 2014 (PPI-OT): Renowned female entrepreneur of the Capital Dr. Zakia Hashmi has been elected unopposed as President of the Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) for the term 2014-2015.
According to a press release issued here today, Annual General Meeting of the IWCCI was held with chamber’s outgoing and founder president Samina Fazil in chair.
During the meeting Dr. Zakia Hashmi was elected President of the IWCCI unopposed while Ms Shama Ashufta was elected as SVP and Ms Shahnaz Malik was elected as VP.
At the occasion Ms Hashmi thanked participants for reposing confidence in her saying that, “Pakistan can only become a developed nation when women are encouraged and their skills utilised properly.”
Spilling out her priorities, she said that she will assist women so that they can have a voice and become economically empowered.
She lauded the women empowerment initiatives undertaken by the government asking the authorities to do more in this regard.
She said that we would provide an atmosphere that fits the needs of female entrepreneurs so that they can promote their business in local and international markets.
Pakistan continue to face growing energy demand which must be resolved through proper intervention as we cannot have a future without ample energy, said Dr. Hashmi adding that inflation has hit masses hard which can be intercepted though productivity and creativity.
She paid glowing tribute to the services of outgoing president Samina Fazil who has dedicated her energies to the promotion of businesswomen.
Speaking at the occasion, Samina Fazil said that IWCCI has emerged as a strong institution giving help, guidance and hope the female entrepreneurs. We will continue to cooperate with all the stakeholders for the greater and collective good, she added.
At the end of Annual General Meeting, newly elected President, Senior Vice President and Vice President assumed the charge of their offices.
For more information, contact:
Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mobile: +92323 5343199
Tel: +9251 2252256