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Women handicrafts exhibition organised in Bannu

Women handicrafts exhibition organised in Bannu
May 18, 2017

BANNU, 18 May: The CRD, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), with the cooperation of United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), on Wednesday organised an exhibition titled Hunarmandi Guti (skilled fingers) of handmade items of displaced women from North Waziristan Agency in Bannu.

A large number of stalls of handicrafts were organised on the occasion in which the visiting families took keen interest. Organisers of the event said the purpose of the exhibition was to bring forward the talent of the women. They said the skilled women can earn livelihood for their families with honour and such exhibitions are aimed at giving them their due status in society.

“I am expert in embroidery and frame making. I also make designs on clothes,” Shabeena, a woman handicraft expert, told TNN.

A visiting woman said she was very impressed with the skills of women.

“I bought hand-made items here. I also bought decoration pieces,” she said.

CRD chief and organiser of the event, Saifur Rehman Durrani said on the occasion that his organisation has provided training of handicrafts making to over 3,000 women in FATA. He said his organisation is working to provide skills to women to enable them to earn livelihood and make them stand on their own feet.

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