LAHORE - The SMEDA has initiated a special programme for capacity building of the women entrepreneurs in south Punjab. It was disclosed by a SMEDA official while addressing the closing ceremony of the 11th Women Lifestyle Exhibition. The exhibition organized by Central & North Punjab Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNP-WCCI) ended here with a special note of thanks to SMEDA for its endeavors to promote women enterpreurship in the country.

While expressing his views on this occasion as Chief Guest of the closing ceremony, the acting CEO & GM-CS SMEDA Mr. Khurram Khan, said that government of Pakistan was committed to develop women as an active part of the national economy. To achieve this SMEDA has set up a Women Entrepreneurs Development Cell in its head office, which is engaged in various activities to encourage entrepreneurship amongst women, he said adding that establishment of the Women Incubation Centers (WBIC) had proved to be a major breakthrough in this respect. The first WBIC set up in Lahore was running successfully since last five years and the success of this center has led to creation of such centers also at Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta.

The Chief Guest also took a round of the stalls and distributed certificates among the stall holders of the exhibition on this occasion.