PESHAWAR  - State Minister and Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program Marvi Memon said that the government was taking measure to empower women and eliminate their poverty.

She said this while addressing the closing ceremony of three-day Women Entrepreneur Trade Fair here at Peshawar Services Club on Sunday.

The event was organized by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan with collaboration of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Peshawar.

Marvi Memon said that it was the responsibility of government to facilitate skilful women at their door step, therefore BISP budget have been increased from Rs 40 billion to Rs 105 billion.

She said that interest-free loan would be given to beneficiaries trained by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan.

She said that the BISP was aimed to bring socio-economic uplift in society by imparting vocational and technical skills to enable them for getting employment opportunity.

She added that the government is focused on program to promote sustainable poverty reduction by exploring national and overseas employment potential.

President Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Commerce and Industry Zulfiqar Ahmad, President Women Chamber of Commerce Nasira Luqmani was also present on the occasion.

At the concluding ceremony Marvi Memon distributed shields and certificates among the skilful women.