SUKKUR - Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khurshid Ahmed Shah on Monday visited the Sartyoon Sang Craft Centre established by the Sindh Rural Support Organisation (SRSO) at its complex.

Shah saw handicrafts made by women of rural Sindh such as home textiles, basketry, jewellery, dresses, shawls embellished with traditional embroidery and cutwork. He appreciated SRSO’s efforts for betterment of the poor. He said, “We all need to be very practical in understanding women’s issues and should try to resolve them.”

SRSO Chief Executive Officer Dital Kalhoro told Shah that Sartyoon Sang was a fair trade organisation dedicated to improving lives of disadvantaged artisans by promoting their skill and craft. He said that Sartyoon Sang had its reach to more than 10,000 women artisans.

Kalhoro said they were working with women because they were the most deprived members of the society and needed to be empowered. He said that rural women had been trained by the SRSO in the past, but they had no source of income.

“We are trying to change that by bringing their products to the urban markets,” he added.