LAHORE: The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) Regional Office Lahore arranged an event at the governor’s house to pay tribute to the achievements of women.
The chief guest of the event Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana appreciated women’s role in the economic progress of the country and said:” We are seeing women’s role in every walk of life and their role in other sectors is praiseworthy”. He added that the Punjab government was making efforts for effective legislation for ensuring rights of women in inheritance.
“Women day is a historic day that demands the need to change our attitudes and approach towards gender discrimination”, the governor said, while appreciating FPCCI Regional Chairman Ch Arfan Yousaf and FPCCI Vice President Shabnam Zafar for organising a momentous International Women Day event.
Speaking on the occasion, Provincial Minister for Finance Dr Ayesha Ghous Pasha said every day was a women day and women empowerment should be encouraged. The goal of development can not be achieved without the practical participation of women in the national economy, she added.