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Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority held a seminar on ‘The Entrepreneurship as a Career Option’

Lahore, November 10, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), under its move to promote entrepreneurship among educated youth, held a seminar on “The Entrepreneurship as a Career Option” today at Beaconhouse National University (BNU). The seminar was addressed by Mr. Khaver Zia, Dean of BNU School of Computer and IT, Dr. Ahsan Ullah Awan, CEO Green Tech and Mr. Javed Afzal, Deputy General Manager SMEDA-Outreach Division.

Mr. Khaver Zia, Dean of BNU School of Computer and IT in his opening address, highlighted the objectives of the seminar and underlined the importance of youth towards education and development of their skills in pursuance of entrepreneurship as career option and setting up their own small businesses.

He said that the country was faced with the challenges like unemployment and if youth entrepreneurship gets promoted and the opportunities are tapped by youth for adding value to wide range of products, then it can help to relieve the pressure on job market. He appreciated the role of SMEDA for holding such awareness seminars for the guidance of university students.

Dr. Ahsan Ullah Awan, CEO, GreenTech presented his success story of journey towards entrepreneurship. He said that educated youth can play a vital role in business development and that can be helpful in development of economy of the Country. He said that business graduates having specialization in various disciplines would be helpful for the sectors of economy if they initiate their own business. He said that youth needs proper guidance to play part in establishing the small businesses with expertise.

Mr. Javed Afzal, Deputy General Manager Outreach, SMEDA while speaking to the audience said that SMEDA, had a network of regional offices in the major cities of Pakistan, involved in providing business counselling and other business development services to the young people aspiring for setting up their new small businesses.

He also briefed the students about the various development projects of SMEDA that have been established by the funding by the Government of Pakistan for the development and promotion of the related business sectors in the country. He emphasized upon the participants to pursue entrepreneurship as career option and also avail the business development services from various initiatives of SMEDA and other relevant business support organizations in the country.

While expressing the concluding remarks, Prof. Zubair Anwar on behalf of Beaconhouse National University, thanked SMEDA for organizing this seminar on very important topic for attracting the educated youth towards new business opportunities.

For more information, contact:
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA)
4th Floor, Building No. 3, Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex,
Egerton Road, Lahore
Tel: +92-42-111-111-456
Fax: +92-42-36304926-7
Email: aligohar@smeda.org.pk, helpdesk@smeda.org.pk
Website: www.smeda.org.pk

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