Islamabad, August 31, 2012 (PPI-OT): A 17-member delegation of Pakistani women entrepreneurs left for India through the Wagah border here on Friday on a seven-day visit for a dialogue with their counterparts on issues including bilateral trade, non-tariff barriers and visa policy.
The delegation under the leadership of Samina Fazil, founder president Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) will also explore opportunities.
Apart from series of meetings, the delegation is also scheduled to participate in expos and conferences including 12th Global Conference on, “Trade Liberalization and its Global Impact on Women Entrepreneurs” scheduled at New Delhi on 3rd, 4th and 5th of September.
Talking to media before leaving, Samina Fazil, flanked with adviser to IWCCI Malik Sohail Hussain, expressed hope that progress would be achieved during the visit.
She said that efforts are being made for the growth and promotion of trade and economic activities and the establishment of peace between the two countries.
In this regard meetings with the officials of International Federation of Women Entrepreneurs, PHD Chamber of Commerce and industry and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will be fruitful, she said.
Samina Fazil said that women entrepreneurs will have exposure and capacity building opportunities and they will be able to bridge gap among business women of India and other countries.
They will find a good international platform to promote their business through women to women networking, she added.
We will also inform Indian business women about sentiments of Pakistani business community regarding the MFN status to India. “We would be representing good image of Pakistan,” she said.
Malik Sohail who is also Chairman Media FPCCI said that national business leaders Tariq Sayeed, Iftikhar Ali Malik and Haji Ghulam Kadir Sherani have tried most for cordial relations between Pakistan and India.
Apart from trade, our business leaders want that the two countries should also focus cooperation in the fields of education and health; he said adding that two countries can only prosper in presence of cordial atmosphere.
For more information, contact:
Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mobile: +92323 5343199
Tel: +9251 2252256