Uplift of women embroiderers is government’s top priority: Khurram

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan Monday said that the government was prioritizing to facilitate the women embroiderers and linking their businesses with e-commerce.

While addressing the inaugural ceremony of the women shawl embroiderers, the minister said skilled women coming from all four provinces and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in the exhibition were an asset for the country which needed to be equipped with modern marketing and business tools.

Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) Marvi Memon was also present at the exhibition held here at Lok Virsa.

He said the government wanted to introduce new laws for the regulation of e-commerce in evolving linkage with skilled manpower of handmade embroidery in all over the country.

He said that new legislation would provide easy mechanism for payment to these worker as maintain privacy and date base for industry.

According to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif vision, “We will facilitating the embroidery worker to introduce their brands in international market to get better opportunity and high payment.”

This is good way of the expression to introduce the country’s art at international forums as same employment opportunity for the workers from remote regions of the country, he added.

The minister said the government had introduced the 4G and now users of the technology had increased from 3 million 30 million in past three years.

He said that now these women embroidery worker would get international exposure through the modern electronic system which encouraged and empower the women in all over the country.

He said that now they would avail chance of online payments through modern electronic system.

He hailed the efforts of BISP for encouraging the women in small entrepreneur and empower them.

While addressing on the occasion, Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon highlighted the different aspect of women empowerment through the small business in all over the country.

She hailed the skills of women embroidery workers and women were the back bone of country’s economy.

Minister for Port and Shipping, Hasil Khan Bazenjo called for supporting the women embroidery worker in Balochistan as they need support to introduce their hand made in international market.

Director General Lok Virsa Fouzia Saeed thanked to the women participants of the exhibition and urged to highlight their skill at international forum.

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