Uplift of women embroidery workers is government’s top priority: Khurram

ISLAMABAD

Minister for Commerce Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan on Monday said that the government was prioritizing to facilitate the women embroiderers and was aiming at linking their businesses with e-commerce.

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 needs to be equipped with modern marketing and business tools.

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

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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 workers and maintain privacy and date base for industry.

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

This is a good way to introduce the country’s art at international forums.

We will also generate same employment opportunities 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 to 30 million in past three years.

He said that now these women embroidery workers would get international exposure through the modern electronic system, which will encourage and empower the women all over the country.

While addressing on the occasion, Chairperson BISP, Marvi Memon highlighted the different aspects of women empowerment through small businesses inside the country.

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

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

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

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