PESHAWAR – In a bid to promote women entrepreneurs manufacturing products, Women Business Development Centre (WBDC) held a handcraft bazaar under its Women Business Development Programme here on Saturday. A large number of women shoppers and families thronged the bazaar that remained opened for all the daylong. The buyers took keen interest in various artistic and skilled products of women entrepreneurs. More than 25 stalls were put on display comprising on broidery outfits, various collection jewellery, ladies handbags, decoration pieces, and varieties of other household stuff.

Hasna Javed, a buyer attributed that the WBDC step was a encouraging for women entrepreneurs, saying that there are much talented and skilled women in the province, who were attached with cottage industry. She said that the activity will provide great opportunity to promote their artistic work, which was commendable initiative of the WBDC.

Another female shopper said she is there to look fascinating work of women and appreciated that the entrepreneurs done marvelous and outstanding embroidery work though their skilled.  ‘There was much elegance in work of women entrepreneurs, and such business development activities were handy for promotion of their businesses, she maintained. Nabeel Farman, WBDC Project Manager, while explaining the objectives of the business activity, said that they are extending all kind of facilitation services for development of women business in the province. She added that institute had pivotal role to promote women manufacturing products in local market. Beside, she informed that WBDC has played significant role for build the capacity of the women entrepreneur, for the purpose, training workshops, seminars, business expos and awareness session arranged, she added. She expressed the hope that the handicraft bazaar would not only helpful to promote women business, but also provide a great opportunities to access to local market. Meanwhile, National Productivity Organisation  organised a one-day training workshop with the collaboration of KP Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Saturday to apprise trainees of ISO documentation, implementation and auditing.

The NPO regional office arranged the training programme “Understanding and Implementing ISO/QS 9000 & 14000” at the chamber office. The main objective of this seminar was to inform the participants about what the ISO documentation is and how it should be implemented. The seminar was also aimed at streamlining the audit mechanism, making it easier for auditors and improving its operational efficiency. The participants included engineers, students, faculty members and prominent industrialists.