Pakistan’s President Calls for Collective Efforts to Address Socio-Economic Challenges

Tue Sep 19 2023
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KARACHI: Pakistan’s President Dr. Arif Alvi stressed the importance of united efforts to tackle pressing socio-economic challenges of the country.

In a meeting with a delegation from the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), the President highlighted issues such as unemployment, societal stress, the need for improved opportunities for differently-abled individuals, and increased female participation in businesses and jobs.

President Alvi urged active participation from chambers, the banking sector, and civil society to address these challenges effectively. He called upon the business community to fulfill their corporate social responsibility by supporting those in need, particularly in the realm of social initiatives.

The president emphasized the importance of creating an inclusive society that actively promotes female engagement in socio-economic activities. He encouraged KCCI members to inspire and support women in becoming future entrepreneurs, fostering their confidence and empowerment.

President Emphasis Women’s Participation

Furthermore, President Alvi underlined the significance of human development and encouraged the business sector to generate more employment opportunities for women and individuals with disabilities. He acknowledged the positive impact of information technology in facilitating financial transactions for women and urged businesses to provide conducive environments for female employees.

President Alvi also called on the corporate sector to prioritize worker welfare and environmental protection for a sustainable future. Regarding the banking sector, he praised its achievements and urged the development of mechanisms to ensure measurable performance, with a specific goal of increasing female employment within the industry.

The president highlighted Pakistan’s vast potential, abundant resources, and the need for quality education and skills development to enhance competitiveness in the industrial and business sectors. He encouraged KCCI members to engage with the government and civil society to find solutions for challenges related to corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

Additionally, President Alvi called for regular meetings between KCCI and architects to ensure the creation of accessible facilities, such as ramps, in hospitals, shopping plazas, and industries for differently-abled individuals.

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