First lady inaugurates ‘Indus Heritage Trust’

Women artisans’ products displayed on occasion

APP November 20, 2022
First Lady Begum Samina Alvi addresses a seminar. PHOTO: app


First Lady Samina Alvi on Saturday inaugurated the new office of ‘Indus Heritage Trust’- a non-profit organisation engaged in preserving and promoting the country’s heritage of arts and crafts while empowering the communities.

The facility aims to preserve and promote Pakistan’s rich cultural heritage and supporting women artisans from various parts of the country. The facility marked the display of various women-created products including shirts, jackets, shawls, jewellery, and bags besides homewares including embroidered cushions, mats, and tea cozies.

The first lady took a round of the new office and appreciated the skills of the artisans which she believed would also help financially empower the women, particularly those living in the backward communities. Supporting a network of around 5,000 women in Sindh, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the IHT is working to enhance and strengthen the skills of artisans to help them create high-quality handcrafted products and to create a sustainable future for rural communities.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 20th, 2022.


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