Turkish govt to ensure economic empowerment of Pakistani women: Envoy

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Ambassador of Turkey to Pakistan, Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul has said that Turkish government will ensure economic empowerment of Pakistani women through Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency .

This was stated by him while speaking during ceremony organized in connection with signing of a memorandum of understanding between TIKA and Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal (PBM) to establish a Stitching Unit for Women Empowerment Center here at the Pakistan Thalassaemia Center in F-9 Park on Tuesday.

Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul said, “On International Women’s Day, this ‘Stitching Unit’ is an additional present for Pakistani women from the Turkish government and I assure you on behalf of TIKA that you would have state-of-the-art sewing machines with an enabling environment here in a short span of time.”

The Envoy expressed his hope that this project would be completed in a successful manner soon as he wanted to see women’s stitching work desperately.

Meanwhile, PBM Managing Director Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar, appreciating the Turkish government’s efforts in the development of Pakistani women, said this joint venture would help bring women hailing from marginalized segments of the society in the mainstream through economic activities.

Elaborating the PBM’s efforts in economic development of women, he said the PBM had 160 Women Empowerment Centers across the country where vulnerable women were being provided skills development trainings for their social and economic uplift.

Mrs Yurdakul, TIKA President Muhsin Balci and PBM’s Women Empowerment Centers Project Director Shandana Hidayat were also present on the occasion.

 

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