ICCI for promoting women’s handicraft products for their economic empowerment
- July 12, 2021
Sardar Yasir Ilyas Khan said that women’s handicraft products have tremendous potential for sale and make substantial contributions to exports besides employment generation, especially in underdeveloped areas, therefore, he emphasized that the government should pay close attention to this sector for its better development and growth. He said that the government should set up handicraft training centres in rural and urban areas for skills development of women in this field so that they could produce demand-driven handicraft products that would improve their trade and exports besides economic empowerment of women artisans.
ICCI President said that handicrafts have a bright future in Pakistan as they do not require heavy capital investment or infrastructure such as machinery, buildings and energy, therefore with better policies, attention and focus of the government, women’s handicraft products could achieve global acclaim for their exquisite designs, utility and craftsmanship and earn lot of foreign exchange for the country through exports. He urged that the government should arrange permanent display centres for handicraft products in major cities to showcase their potential for trade and exports. He appreciated the initiative of Baji & Co Store management for bringing a lot of women crafters, who were doing business from home, under one roof and hoped that it would create new opportunities for better growth of their home-based businesses.