Karachi: The 6th Istanbul Forum was held 1-2 November 2011, under the theme of “Women Entrepreneurship” during the Trilateral Summit of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey. Mr. Muhammad Akbar Khan Vice-President the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and Syed Masood Alam Rizvi Secretary General FPCCI represented the FPCCI.
Mr. Muhammad Akbar Khan expressed sympathy and solidarity with Turkish Government and people on devastation caused by earthquake in the province of VAN. On the occasion of 6th Istanbul Forum he said that the people of Pakistan stand with their Turkish brothers in their difficult moment due to natural calamity.
Istanbul Forum for Economic Cooperation between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey is a trilateral dialogue mechanism established by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI), Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) in October 2007 following the instructions given by the first meeting of Afghanistan- Pakistan-Turkey Trilateral Summit with the objective of promoting business to business contributions to the confidence building process in the region.
Mr. Muhammad Akbar Khan, in his speech informed about status of Women entrepreneurs in Pakistan and told that women have demonstrated their capabilities in all the domains of human activities. They have earned big name in business, industry, management, politics etc.
He told that former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mohterma Shaheed Benazir Bhutto is the best example who has contributed to empower the women with her great vision. He further added that without the involvement of women entrepreneurs in the economic activities, our country cannot achieve the target of economic stability and self-reliance because of the fact that the population of women is 52% of the total population of Pakistan.
There are seven women chambers in Pakistan that work under the aegis of FPCCI, and more women chambers are in pipeline. These Chambers are continuously working to encourage and providing facilitation to women entrepreneurs.
Mr. Muhammad Akbar Khan Vice-President, FPCCI, also suggested that Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey form a Triangular Cooperation in the field of women entrepreneurship.
For more information, contact:
Muhammad Raza Khan,
Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI)
FPCCI, Capital Office, Islamabad,
Former President, Haripur Chamber of Commerce,
Founder President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce.
Tel: FPCCI +92-51-2251891-3. Fax +92-51-251894
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