Islamabad, September 30, 2021 (PPI-OT): Naima Ansari has been elected as President of Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) for the year 2021-22. Sadaf Asim Abbasi was elected as Senior Vice President, while Rubina Shafqat became Vice President. Erum Irfan, Munazza Arif, Rabia Raheel, Humaira Gillani, Imrana Rubab, Tanzeela Ayaz, Shazia Kanwal, Neelofar Khan, Rozina Lahooti, and Saira Rehan were elected as members of the Executive Committee.
Founder member of IWCCI Samina Fazil, former President IWCCI Farida Rasheed, and leaders of the United Business Group (UBG) has congratulated Naima Ansari on her achievement and hoped that she will do her best to empower women.
Newly-elected President IWCCI Naima Ansari said that according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2021, Pakistan ranked 153rd out of 156 countries as per gender parity index. There is a great deal of evidence that societies that discriminate on the basis of gender pay a price in more poverty, slower growth, and a lower quality of life, whereas gender equality enhances development, she added.
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