IBA Awarded Contract to Conduct Study on Business Women’s Problems

Sindh Investment Department awarded the contract under World Bank-funded project ‘Competitive and Livable City of Karachi’

The study would identify the constraints faced by women-owned and women-managed business in metropolis.


Sindh government’s Investment Department and the Institute of Business Administration signed an agreement on Wednesday for conducting the study to identify the constraints faced by women-owned and women-managed business in Karachi.

The agreement was signed under the World Bank-funded project ‘Competitive and Livable City of Karachi’ (CLICK) launched by the Investment Department.   CLICK project is about creating a favorable business environment by simplifying the business procedure, automating the processes, and providing single-window operation to business people especially women entrepreneurs who can apply for registration, licenses, certificates and other permits online within their home vicinities through S-BOSS (Sindh Business One Stop Shop).

The contract for conducting the research study was signed in presence of Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Investment and Public Private Partnership Projects, Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar. Secretary Investment, Syed Mansoor Abbas Rizvi was also present.

The contract was signed by Project Director CLICK Anwar Ali Shar and Executive Director, IBA Dr. S Akbar Zaidi.

On this occasion Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar said that the IBA is a renowned institute and possesses the appropriate human resources and experience to identify the constraints women are facing in the business world.

“The outcome of the research study will enable the Sindh Government to take necessary actions for facilitating women as a major contributor to the economic growth of the province,” he said.

The Investment Department has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the Competitive and livable City of Karachi project.

Tanners Association demands 500 acre land for Leather Industry

Meanwhile, a delegation of the Tanners Association Southern Zone held meeting with provincial Minister for Industries and Cooperative Department Jam Ikramullah Dharejo on Wednesday at his office and requested for allocation of 500 acres of land for the leather industry.

The provincial minister said that he would request the Chief Minister of Sindh for grant of land.

“The leather industry is an important industry and the Sindh government will take all possible steps to promote it,” he said.

Secretary Industries and Commerce Rashid Ahmed Solangi, MD SITE Tariq Anwar Khokhar and other officers were also present in the meeting while the delegation included Tanners Association officer bearers Muhammad Shafi, Tahir Iqbal, Ijaz Ahmed, Farooq Ahmed and others.

The delegation informed the provincial minister Jam Ikramullah Dharejo about the problems related to the leather industry. The provincial minister assured the delegation of solving the problems.

Dharejo said that the Sindh government had improved the infrastructure at a cost of 300 million rupees and further improvements would be made in it.

Meanwhile, a summary of 500 million rupees has been prepared to further improving the infrastructure of the industrial zones besides a summary has also been prepared for the provision of fire tenders and ambulance to the industrial zones.

The delegation also invited the provincial minister to visit Pakistan Pavilion in the industrial exhibition to be held in Dubai. (PR)



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