Karachi: (www.thenewslark.com) (By:TNL Reporter)An exclusive MOU signing ceremony between the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) and First Women Bank Ltd. (FWB) was held on the June 06th, 2022 at the TDAP, Headquarters, Karachi.
The objectives of MOU is to develop a mechanism for cooperation between the two organizations to promote women entrepreneurship across Pakistan and to increase understanding of business practices among women entrepreneurs at grass roots level.
Mr. Ahsan Ali Mangi, Secretary, TDAP introduced the dynamics of TDAP and explained the organization’s mandate, focused specially on the SME sectors and Women Entrepreneurs (WEs) and its role in creating awareness on export culture with all the basic guidelines to form and accelerate their businesses, meeting the demands & trends of international markets. Secretary, TDAP also shared his views on supporting women entrepreneurs in their day-to-day business practices and shared TDAP’s plan to train WEs through workshops, seminars, exhibitions etc. He also appreciated First Women Bank Ltd. (FWB) role and initiatives in promoting women entrepreneurship across the country.
Mr. Farrukh Iqbal Khan, President & CEO, First Women Bank Ltd. (FWB) explained the span and initiatives of FWB for the development and support of women entrepreneurs since its inception and assured his support to gain common objectives of hand holding of women entrepreneurs, chambers/individuals for smooth running of their businesses. The President (FWB) also informed that in order to support WEs, their 42 bank branches all over Pakistan have been mostly staffed with females.
In the end, MOU was signed between the Secretary, TDAP and President &CEO, FWB followed by souvenirs exchanges from both the sides.