PESHAWAR - Women entrepreneurs, at a conference, have demanded of the government to exempt them from all kind of taxes.
They also called for introduction of specific-shopping bazaar to promote their products in a befitting manner. The first Women Entrepreneurial Conference, jointly organized by WBDC and Smeda, was held here at local hotel.
The Minister for Social Welfare, and Women Development, Ms Sitara Ayaz was chief guest at concluding session, while Smeda provincial chief, Javed Iqbal Khattak formally opened the conference.
Other, keynote speakers included Ms Nabela Farman, Project Manager WBDC, Dr Shah Jehan from Institute of Management Studies, Ms Ayesha Khan, Nauman Khan, CEO Outlinx Outsourcing, Ms Shahnaz Kapadia, CEO ECI, Ms Mussarat Ahmed Zeb, hailing from Swat and CEO Ladore, and women entrepreneurs from different parts of province. More than 60 young and skilled women entrepreneurs took part in the conference.
Women entrepreneurs while giving their inputs and suggestions urged that the government should provide subsidy on all form of taxes so that they could sustain their businesses. They further said that a microfinance scheme should be introduced for them and disbursement of loans on easy terms be ensured. The participantssaid financing was the biggest obstacle for promotion of their products.