Huawei Pakistan continues to promote women’s empowerment and self-dependence with PFOWA

By Mariam Raheem | Gwadar Pro Nov 29, 2021

ISLAMABAD, Nov. 29 (Gwadar Pro) - The annual charity bazaar 2021 was held by the Pakistan Foreign Office Women Association (PFOWA) on Saturday. Addressing at the opening ceremony, First Lady Samina Alvi expressed her hope that the bazaar would help bring a difference to the life of other people as philanthropy was at the heart of the activity.

As the strategy partner of PFOWA, this is the third time for Huawei Pakistan to support PFOWA program as the highest sponsor. Huawei already launched HUAWEI Women Developers (HWD) program globally which aims to empower women developers, provide them with comprehensive resource support, and help them acquire greater space for career and technology development.

First lady appreciated all sponsors including Huawei and other organizations to make this charity and bazzar possible and She requested all to provide more support for women development in future. First Lady Samina Alvi said that empowerment of women by making them self-dependent was vital to make them play a productive role for their families as well as the society. Empowered, self-dependent women can contribute to national development. She further said the government had taken various measures for women’s self-dependence.

She lauded PFOWA for keeping up its charitable services even during the pandemic besides taking part in the awareness drive on breast cancer.

Senator Faisal Javed Khan also visited Huawei’s booth and appreciated Huawei’s last 20-plus-years support and efforts for Pakistan’s ICT development. Mr Touseef Abbasi Central Secretary PTI Information accompanied.

Held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the bazaar provided a mix of cultures and cuisines with the stall depicting the artifacts and apparel of multiple countries. The stalls were set up by the embassies of various countries including China, Turkey, Thailand, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, UAE, the European Union, and many more besides the educational institutes and private companies.

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood said the bazaar had become a part of Islamabad’s social calendar contributing to fundraising for the charity works. He also appreciated the sponsors like Huawei and other firms’ strongest support and cooperation for the program.

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