Lahore, October 04, 2013 (PPI-OT): Women Entrepreneurs (WEs) in Sindh require support of different organization for their promotion and development. With the agenda of creating conducive business environment for WEs, SMEDA has set-up Women Business Development Center (WBDC) Karachi. Under this project women will be given offices, exhibition stalls, training and business support services on regular basis. It’s a center for women by women.
The first three-day event; “Women Business Fair” organized by WBDC opened here the day. In this exhibition 25 WEs are displaying their products ranging from Clothes, shoes and bags, jewellery and handicrafts. For kids face painting, kids corner and food court have also been set-up.
This event has been organised with collaboration of Women Development Department Government of Sindh, and sponsors include Shell Tameer and Solo Cables Network. Mrs. Roubina Qaimkhani, chief guest of the day opened the day exhibition by ribbon cutting.
While taking round of exhibition she appreciated women products and said that women of Karachi make beautiful and unique products which are appreciated by international buyers too, however, due to lack of opportunities and linkages with market they have not been able to progressed much.
Nevertheless, with the establishment of WBDC, we hope constant support required by women to grow their business will be beneficial for their growth and promotion. Speaking on the occasion SMEDA provincial chief Muslim Raza said that WBDC Karachi has designed services and programs for Women of Karachi which will take women businesses to next level.
While Mrs. Aisha Kamran Siddiqui, Manager WBDC/SMEDA, thanked partner organizations and especially the exhibitors for their enthusiasm to make this event a success.
For more information, contact:
Liaqat Ali Gohar
DGM (Admin. and PR)
Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)
6th floor, LDA Plaza, Egerton Road, Lahore
Fax: (042) 6304926