Women Artisan Bazaar kicks off to promote entrepreneurs

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03rd Aug, 2021. 04:56 pm
Zartaj Gul

ISLAMABAD: A two-day Women Artisan Bazaar kick-started on Tuesday at the Centaurus Mall, aimed at promoting women entrepreneurship and showcasing talent-based artisans of skillful women.

The exhibition was co-organised by the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), Centaurus Mall and Handicraft Association of Islamabad.

Addressing the ceremony, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said: “I congratulate all the organisers for arranging such an event in highlighting skillful women entrepreneurs so that they could portray their artistic work in front of the public.”

Gul said the Bazaar would allow people to buy a variety of traditional artisans made by the women of different provinces.

She said for empowering women, Prime Minister Imran Khan had initiated Kamyab Jawan Programme and Ehsaas Programme in which special benefit was extended to poor women.

“Our own handicraft is sustainable comparatively to other countries of the world due to our own identity by showing the culture of each area,” she said.

The present government was providing extraordinary opportunities for the ease of women artisans through banks by offering small-scale interest-free loans to them, she said, adding that the handmade handbags would also be the alternative to recyclable plastic bags.

The minister of state said for the first time in the country’s history, Prime Minister Imran Khan has planned to plant 500 million trees during the ongoing monsoon plantation drive in different parts of the country.

As the country was facing urban flooding in different areas, the present government was committed to cope up with such situations amicably, she added.

The prime minister will inaugurate forest plantation in an area of around 100 kanals near Lahore very soon, she said.

Later, she visited stalls setup in the Women Artisan Bazaar to attract shoppers.

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