ISLAMABAD: With the active participation of more than seventy-five thousand visitors, the Islamabad Expo 2015 concluded here late Sunday night with a pledge to continue struggle to empower women. Various corporate, commercial and non-government organisations and those working for betterment of women, as well as individual entrepreneurs participated in the expo organised by Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI).
The exhibition was an interactive platform for women that highlighted the progressive image of society. The idea behind the expo was to develop women’s interactive platform to integrate the efforts of all concerned quarters that were working for women development and empowerment.
This interactive platform helped improve collaboration and bridged gap amongst the government, non-government and corporate sectors. More than 150 stalls have been allocated for the exhibitors to display garments, handicrafts, homes décor, Non-governmental Organizations’ stuff, Food Street, fun area for kids and much more.
Many artisans also participated in the expo and displayed their talent. A number of conferences, competitions and activities were also arranged during the exhibition including talent hunt, cooking, beauty workshops and makeovers.
At the occasion President IWCCI Zakia Hashmi, and former presidents Samina Fazil and Farida Rashid said that our objective is to empower women and we want that women’s rights must be respected and protected everywhere.
We are aware that the full empowerment of women is still a distant call, therefore, we remain strongly committed to maintain our steady level of efforts to attain the goal, they said. They demanded of the government to establish an expo centre in Islamabad.