Today’s women who are facing all kinds of discrimination in the society, despite all odds are coming ahead after tackling all challenges and, to achieve more progress, they still need to increase their efforts. This was stated by the Deputy Speaker Sindh Assembly Shehla Raza at the launching ceremony of the First Women Bank (FWBL) economic empowerment through capacity building and skill development training programme in Karachi.
Addressing the ceremony she urged the women to take interest in women development works and training programme to come out of old life style.
In her welcoming address Shafqat Sultana President FWBL said the bank will continue to strive for economic empowerment of women by applying 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 that FWBL Business Development and Training Centers are being re-vitalised and bank has entered into strategic partnerships with the Textile Institute of Pakistan, Pakistan Institute of Hotel Management, Ministry of Tourism, Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry and today we are entering into an agreement with the Ministry of Youth Affairs government of Sindh. Giving details of the agreement she said under this arrangement the first batch of women trainees of Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Youth Development Program will be attending two months training program in Banking commencing from Aug 1, 2011. This program would be followed by three months internship program in branches.
Mr. Shoaib Siddiqui Secretary Sports & Youth and other speakers lauded the role of First Women Bank and said that FWBL is the only bank which is involved in effective social activities for Women.
Later, Secretary Youth and Sports Affairs Sindh Shoaib Siddiqui and President of FWBL Shafqat Sultana signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the cause.
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