Sunday, 02 September 2012 19:48:42
Women entrepreneurs' delegation leaves for India to explore prospects
ISLAMABAD, Sep 2 (APP): A 17-member delegation of Pakistani women
entrepreneurs left for India through the Wagah border on a seven-day
visit for a dialogue with their counterparts on issues including
bilateral trade, non-tariff barriers and visa policy.
The delegation under the leadership of Samina Fazil, founder
president Islamabad Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI)
will also explore opportunities in this regard.
Apart from series of meetings, the delegation is also scheduled to
participate in expos and conferences including 12th Global Conference
on, "Trade Liberalization and its Global Impact on Women Entrepreneurs" scheduled at New Delhi on 3rd, 4th and 5th of September.
Talking to media before leaving, Samina Fazil, flanked with
adviser to IWCCI Malik Sohail Hussain, expressed hope that progress
would be achieved during the visit.
She said that efforts are being made for the growth and promotion
of trade and economic activities and the establishment of peace between
the two countries.
In this regard meetings with the officials of International
Federation of Women Entrepreneurs, PHD Chamber of Commerce and
industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and
Industry will be fruitful, she said.
Samina Fazil that women entrepreneurs will have exposure and
capacity building opportunities and try to bridge gap among business
women of India and other countries.
"They will find a good international platform to promote their
business through women to women networking," she added.
"We will also inform Indian business women about sentiments of
Pakistani business community regarding the MFN status to India. We
would be representing good image of Pakistan," she said.
Malik Sohail, Chairman Media FPCCI said that national business
leaders including Tariq Sayeed, Iftikhar Ali Malik and Haji Ghulam
Kadir Sherani have tried to build cordial relations between Pakistan and
Apart from trade, business leaders want that the two countries
should also focus cooperation in the fields of education and health,
he said and added that two countries can only prosper in presence of