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Sri Lankan Consul General discusses trade with LADIESFUND women entrepreneurs at Amante 

Karachi:  Sri Lankan Consul General to Karachi H.M.B. Herath was Chief Guest at a gathering of 100 women entrepreneurs and professionals of the LADIESFUND network at Amante store, a Sri Lankan franchise.  The talk was on “How to Get a Global Franchise” and an interactive workshop where LADIESFUND President Tara Uzra Dawood interviewed Pakistan Sri Lankan Maldives Business Forum President Imran Khalil, and then there was audience Q&A.  Held within the new Sri Lankan franchise, real life examples and explanations were given.

“Sri Lanka and Pakistan has always had a close relationship and we welcome interaction between Sri Lankan and Pakistani women entrepreneurs and brands,” stated Mr. Herath.

“With the free trade agreement, this is the perfect time for Pakistanis to look at getting Sri Lankan brands as well as setting up their own products and brands in Sri Lanka,” added Mr. Khalil.

“This meeting is the genesis of our relationship with the Sri Lankans to build trade opportunities for women entrepreneurs in our two countries.  Our focus is to put together a LADIESFUND trade exhibition to be held in Sri Lanka,” stated Ms. Dawood.

Attendees at the event included Talat Hashimi, Khadija Hashimi, Nagina Faruque, Fatemah G Habib, Saba Salman, Ambreen Saleh, Pomme Amina Afzal, Naheed Ghulamhussain, Soraya Rahim, Sabiha Kirmani, Varah Musavvir, Sadaf Kazmi, Nazli Abid  and Anadil Khan.

In addition to discussing trade opportunities, Ms. Dawood mentioned that LADIESFUND Corporate member Moneeza Butt has offered her firm’s tax specialists to help with specific audit needs that may arise from trade. LADIESFUND also offered to organize multi-brand booths for Sri Lankan trade opportunities and requested the Consulate to keep the organization abreast should franchise opportunities become available.

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