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The Financial Daily: Entrepreneurs seek govt support

News; Entrepreneurs seek govt support
Publication: The Financial Daily
Date: November 17, 2012
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Entrepreneurs seek govt support

ISLAMABAD: Entrepreneurs here at a seminar on Friday sought government’s further support for fostering entrepreneurial culture to achieve the goals of the socio economic prosperity.
In this connection, while celebrating the “Global Entrepreneurship Week”, prominent Pakistani entrepreneurs, government officials and academic leaders gathered here at a roundtable meeting on `Creating an Enabling Environment for Entrepreneurship to Grow’.
Panelists explored ways to promote entrepreneurial growth in Pakistan, emphasizing that entrepreneurs have the potential to create solutions that can transform Pakistan and generate new jobs for millions of young graduates entering the workforce.
The event culminated `Global Entrepreneurship Week’ and follows six days of workshops for emerging Pakistani entrepreneurs on how to start and grow a successful business.
The workshops were facilitated by the US Embassy in Islamabad and held at Abasyn University from November 10 to 15.

After avoiding the collapse of the global financial and economic system, governments around the world are now focused on building a foundation for future growth.  In addition to safeguard ing the economic recovery, the world is facing a number of transformative challenges, such as an increasing scarcity of natural resources, significant demographic shifts, and the environmental and social implications of climate change.

In dealing with these challenges, governments have taken an increasingly strong interest in entrepreneurship.

Speaking on the occasion, Amir Jahangir, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and CEO Mishal Pakistan, said “Entrepreneurs are recognized as important drivers of economic and social progress, and rapidly growing entrepreneurial enterprises are viewed as important sources of innovation, employment and productivity growth”.

Some of the most influential enterprises of our time began relatively recently as small entrepreneurial ventures, he further added. -APP


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