Mrs. Shafqat Sultana, President, First Women Bank Limited (FWBL) said that the institution will continue to strive for economic empowerment of women by employing all available resources to enhance their capacity.
FWBL has initiated many training courses for entrepreneurial capacity-building and skill development so that women are mainstreamed in all economic sectors and become a visible and productive part of the economy, she said.
Mrs. Shafqat Sultana said this while speaking to women entrepreneurs after signing a MOU with Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI).
She said that we have long been working with IWCCI but now we have formally become partners. We will impart training to women in banking, accounts, products, import and export and other commercial activities with a renewed vigour, she said. The President of the Bank said that we want partnership with all the women’s chambers, rural support programmes and educational institutions providing education to women so that they can be streamlined as a business force.
“We have 38 branches and four booths; we have planned 10 more branched in the current fiscal including one in Gilgit Baltistan while number of branches will be boosted to 100 in few years,” Mrs. Sultana said.
At the occasion, Samina Fazil, President, IWCCI lauded the initiative saying that FWBL is the only bank which is also involved in effective social activities.
She said that we have jointly accepted the challenge to improve the life of women through economic empowerment and no stone will be left unturned for this.
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