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Empowering women is empowering nation, says Marvi 

ISLAMABAD, Mar 05 (DNA) – We must make the economy work for women so that women can contribute towards economy. Empowering women empowers nation. Underinvestment in women is the biggest lost opportunity.

Women need empowerment, we are proud to be the largest empowerment programme with prime focus on women. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon while speaking at an interactive session held to commemorate International Women’s Day 2016.

Besides being a social safety net, BISP has a strong focus on women empowerment. BISP strives to bring its beneficiaries in direct contact with ruling elite, media and women role models. So that BISP beneficiaries are able to define a meaningful life for themselves.

An interactive session organized at BISP secretariat was attended by BISP beneficiaries and leading lady journalists. Meher Bokhari, Samina Waqar,Tanzeela Mazhar, Memona Arif, Vilma, Fauzia Khan, Huma Iqbal, Rafia Shabbir and others graced the occasion. Asma Sherazi and Galeeda joined in via telephonic conversation.

Chairperson BISP added that women make immeasurable contributions to the society. Their contribution as entrepreneurs, educators, scientists, artists, soldiers and head of states cannot be undermined. March is a month to reflect on progress already made, to call for change and acknowledge courage and determination of women who have played an extraordinary role. Fortunately BISP has a long list of success stories to celebrate and much more is in the making.

Chairperson BISP acknowledged the courage of the beneficiaries with which they are coping with the ordeals of daily life.

She reiterated that despite the fact that abilities of women are undervalued, we have role models of high stature. If we start valuing women; no one can imagine the betterment it would bring on social, political and national canvass.

Chairperson BISP reiterated that BISP is trying its level best to empower its beneficiaries. BISP intends to harness entrepreneurial potential of its beneficiaries through E-commerce. BISP E-Commerce initiative would provide market access to beneficiaries making them self-reliant.

Chairperson BISP highlighted that it is a positive sign that one lakh beneficiaries have already started their own businesses benefiting from PM Interest Free Loan Scheme.=DNA

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