Women in Pakistan leading economic and political arena: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer

Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that women in Pakistan were leading the economic and political arena.

In a recent event, the envoy stressed the need to increase such activities in the future so that women could move towards greater economic empowerment.

He argued that women’s economic and social empowerment is essential for the development of any society and also for sustainable economic development.

“In Pakistan, women are leading the economic and political arena and there are huge opportunities for women also in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) sector,” the Ambassador said.

He said that Pakistani women are playing an important role in handicrafts, food and hotels, and many small and big businesses.

On this occasion, wife of Italian AmbassadorAlbana Ferrarese, said that in the near future “we are moving towards establishing an Italian Institute of Culture in Pakistan, which will enhance cultural cooperation between the two countries and also help in bringing women of both the countries closer.”

Albana Ferrarese said that she was very much impressed with the local art and craftsmanship of women in Pakistan, whose business model can now be easily developed in modern trade.

She said that today is the era of e-commerce and women can take business orders from all over the world including European countries and move towards their economic strength.

“Pakistani women are very hardworking and skilled. There are many opportunities for them, including handicrafts, hoteling, and cooking,” she opined.