SIALKOT

The two-day national exhibition of women entrepreneurs concluded here at the auditorium of Govt College Women University Sialkot (GCWUS) on Sunday.

The “Exhibition for Women by Women” was organised by the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) for the first time in the history of Sialkot. As many as 46 female entrepreneurs from Sialkot, Lahore and Islamabad displayed their products in garments, textile, fashion wear, handicrafts, home decor, sportswear, leather products, food items, jewellery items, leather accessories, pharmaceuticals, herbal products, confectioneries, cosmetics and services etc in this national level exhibition.

SCCI Committee for Women Entrepreneurs Chairman Syeda Shabina Gillani said that the main objectives of holding the event are to ensure the networking of women entrepreneurs through SCCI platform; and to add synergy to export growth and to link up women entrepreneurs with retailers, trade houses, wholesale buyers and other women entrepreneurs in the country and abroad.

Women entrepreneurs across the country showed keen interest, in the exhibition. Federal Minister for Defence, Water and Power Khawaja Asif, inaugurated the event. He also visited the stalls in the exhibition.

SCCI President Fazal Jillani said that SCCI was feeling proud and great honour to hold the national exhibition for women. He said that women entrepreneurs had also been playing their pivotal role in strengthening and boosting the national economy paving the way for the women to come forward in business line through the proper patronage by the government and guidance by the main trade bodies in the country.