ISLAMABAD (Khyber Mail): BizNet, Pakistan’s leading platform for innovation and entrepreneurship, held its third successful edition at the President House in Islamabad. The event, in association with the Women Business Network, brought together industry leaders, policymakers, and startup founders under the theme “Embracing Financial Inclusion & Business Transformation.”

Iftikhar Hussain, CEO of Transforming Hub and Founder of the Women’s Business Network, emphasized that financial inclusion is impossible without women entering the workforce. He urged banks to initiate programs that encourage women to start businesses.

Hussain announced two significant initiatives. The first, a Women’s Festival scheduled for April, aims to promote gender equality and women empowerment through financial inclusion, sustainable fashion, and showcasing women’s talents. The second initiative involves taking a delegation to the US to showcase Pakistan’s entrepreneurial spirit and seek opportunities for international collaboration and growth.

President Dr. Arif Alvi, the event’s Chief Guest, commended the State Bank of Pakistan for its efforts in promoting financial inclusivity. He also addressed the issue of education for street children, emphasizing the need for proactive measures to address this critical issue.

Muzzaffar Piracha, Group CEO of Airlink Communications Ltd., and Aamer Ejaz, Chief Digital Officer of Jazz, both highlighted the role of technology in advancing financial inclusion and the importance of reaching underserved communities.

The event concluded with a renewed commitment from all stakeholders to continue driving innovation, inclusivity, and economic growth in Pakistan.

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