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WIPO vows to assist Pakistan for women empowerment, promote SMEs
December 07, 2023

The World Intellectual Property Organization has vowed to assist Pakistan for women empowerment and promotion of Small and Medium Enterprises.

The resolve was expressed by Deputy Director General World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Hasan KLEIB while addressing the "WIPO's Project of Intellectual Property and Women Enterprises in Embroidery and Related Craft Businesses" in Islamabad today.

Speaking on the occasion, he said WIPO is paying special attention to the new SMEs projects of women and projects are also underway in Multan and Bahawalpur.

He said SMEs sector contributes thirty percent of country's GDP and WIPO will continue to provide full support to IPO Pakistan in the economic transformation of country.

In his remarks, Chairman of Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan) Farrukh Amil expressed commitment to work with WIPO in order to empower women enterprises in embroidery and handicraft sector.

He said the main purpose of cooperation with WIPO is also to impart awareness among people regarding intellectual property rights as millions of talented Pakistanis spend their lives unrecognized for their creativity, their innovations, unable to transform their skills into tangible financial gain.