ISLAMABAD: Women of Pakistan have potential to contribute their business expertise in economic growth. Being 52 percent share in Pakistan population, women should join skill development programmes to establish enterprises for respectable earning and poverty reduction in remote areas.
Speakers at a seminar on Women Entrepreneurship Development organised by Creative Entrepreneurship for Women (CREW) project of Pakistan Stone Development Company (PASDEC) said marble mosaic, crafts and inlay, sub sector of marble and granite of Pakistan have vast potential for women entrepreneurship development, skill development, employment generation, entrepreneurial culture and creation of value added products including decoration pieces and furniture from marble waste.
The wastage of marble is artistically used as raw material for mosaic, crafts and inlay making, available in huge quantity contributes to high profit margin.
Senator Hadyatullah said marble industry was ready to facilitate the women entrepreneurs of marble mosaic, inlay and crafts for disposal of their products. He asked the concerned players for providing information to marble stakeholders about mosaic training activities in the country so that industry could aware it.
Ihsanullah Khan an official of PASDEC chief identified the marketing obstacles of marble mosaic products and stressed to facilitate the women entrepreneurs for searching market orders.
Miss Nabela Farman project manager small and medium enterprises development authority highlighted women business development and entrepreneurship benefits to socio economic development.
Muhammad Shahid economist and builder pointed out key points of promoting marble mosaic like enhancement of training duration of marble mosaic, value addition, quality and supply assurance to customers. He announced to provide free space for establishing display centre of CREW project.