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Agribusiness is the future of Pakistan: Motiwala

Karachi, November 29, 2012 (PPI-OT): Entrepreneurship Development Programme is an initiative to create capacity in the educated youth of Sindh for self employment and also to utilize the untapped resource base of agriculture of Sindh to its optimum capacity.

This was stated by Chairman SBI Zubair Motiwala after a graceful launching ceremony and Orientation session of Entrepreneurship Development Program held at the Center for Entrepreneurship Development of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.

The ceremony was attended by the faculty of IBA Karachi led by the Dean and Director, Dr. Ishrat Husain as well as Sindh Board of Investment. The main purpose of the ceremony was to welcome the first incoming batch of the Program consisting of 75 students fro the southern districts of Sindh including Karachi.

This is a unique initiative taken by Government of Sindh which include 6-months training program conceived and funded by the Sindh Board of Investment and being executed by IBA Karachi and Sukkur IBA.

The vision behind the program has been highly appreciated at all levels in which heightened focus has been given to entrepreneurship and many advantages enterprise development like income generation, innovation and progress. It was further informed that EDP is a unique training program, which will be executed by IBA Karachi in lower Sindh and by Sukkut IBA for applicants from northern districts of Sindh.

The program intends to inculcate entrepreneurial mindset in the youth of Sindh and also to nurture small and medium agribusinesses. The program is a diploma program and will consist of 4 months of classroom studies supplemented with 2 months of applied field training. Government of Sindh also intends to support the successful business models from the platform of Sindh Enterprise Development Fund (SEDF).”

For more information, contact:
Information and Archives Department
Directorate of Press Information
Government of Sindh
95-Sindh Secretariat 4-B, Karachi
Tel: +9221 9920 4423

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