Commerce Minister Muhammad Pervaiz Malik has lauded the role of Intellectual Property Organization for recognizing Pakistan as a compliant and responsible country.
He expressed these views during his maiden visit to the IPO-Pakistan headquarters in Islamabad. The Minister expressed pleasure over performance of the organization and ensured his support for its future endeavors. The minister was welcomed by IPO-Pakistan chairman Shahid Rashid and director general Muhammad Irfan Tarar.
While addressing the officers, the minister appreciated that IPO-Pakistan had a highly trained team, which was materializing the goal of an IP-based nation into reality with their combined efforts. Commenting on the up-coming ECO meeting in Pakistan, the minister assured that the government would extend every kind of support to IPO-Pakistan for its successful commencement.
Pervaiz Malik directed to focus on the training of the staff for their capacity building and said that there is a need to create more awareness among masses about IPO and its functioning.
Executive Director,Meesaq Arif gave a detailed presentation on the formation of IPO-Pakistan, its functioning, structure and achievements. The Minister took keen interest in the presentation and asked several queries about the fundamentals of IPO-Pakistan.