Commissioner Hyderabad lauded the women supporting and earnings livelihoods for their families through their knowledge and skills.
The Trade Development Authority of Pakistan organized a seminar on Women in Trade – Export Readiness in collaboration with International Trade Center, UK Aid and other organizations at Hyderabad Expo Center on Saturday.
Divisional Commissioner Hyderabad Muhammad Abbas Baloch while speaking at the seminar paid tribute to Pakistani Women who were supporting and earnings livelihoods for their families through their knowledge and skills. He said that our women were equally talented and had skills like other women in developed countries and they were also promoting our culture as well.
He lauded the efforts of TDPA and other collaborating organizations for providing a platform to poor women and their families to get them financially stable. He said by planning such projects we could not only promote our local handicrafts but also it would help eradicating poverty in our country.
“If such good projects continued to be planned, there is no doubt that the economy of our remote areas will get better and the world will see how talented our women are”, he said.
Baloch said that after Covid-19 online buying and selling has increased which had given an opportunity to introduce traditional crafts to the world.
He assured his full cooperation in supporting women crafts and asked the officials of the concerned agencies to work for the betterment of hospitals, schools and raising their living standard in the areas where they were taking handicrafts from the women, “This is just the beginning and many crafts are still waiting for your support”, he added.
Commissioner said the it would have been better to invite the women from different areas who are skilled and engaged in handicrafts-making. “If such women were invited, this hall would look smaller to accommodate them.”
The seminar was also addressed by Muhammad Shoaib Zafar Advisor Trade Policy ITC, Adeel Haider ITC Consultant, Dr. Shumaila Sikandar Deputy Director Women Trade Development Authority of Pakistan and others.
Stalls of various handicrafts were also arranged to showcase the skills of women. (PR)