PESHAWAR - Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development, Professor Dr Mehr Taj Roghani, Thursday inaugurated a three-day Craft Bazaar here at Women Business Development Centre (WBDC) Peshawar.

Speaking on the occasion, the special assistant to chief minister said that for access to domestic and international markets the holding of exhibitions for the goods manufactured by the rural women is must.

She said that the holding of such events would help abolish the role of middleman in the marketing of the products of rural women and the poor skilled women will get better price of their work.

She on this occasion inspected stalls of the rural women from different parts of the province and appreciated them.

On this occasion, Project Manager WBDC, Peshawar, Nabeela Farman told the special assistant that the centre is providing opportunities to women entrepreneurs of the provincial metropolis for the marketing of their products. However, she said that the rural women are lacking these facilities. Therefore, they are introducing their handicrafts through organising this Craft Bazaar to facilitate them in the selling of their products.

The Project Manager WBDC further told the special assistant that the centre is also facilitating the women of rural areas in getting small loans through micro-finance schemes.

She said that these women are manufacturing best quality products, which have great demand both in domestic and foreign markets. The special assistant directed the project manager WBDC for provision of machines to facilitate such women in the abolition of the tradition of the use of thread and needle.

In the three-day craft bazaar embroidery worked shawls of Swat and traditional Kaddahr and other products have been put on display for the visitors.