Gwadar Campus faculty and students participated in Seminar on Geographical Indications
Posted on 17 Oct, 2021
A Seminar on “Geographical Indications Framework and Opportunities for SMEs, Women Entrepreneurs, and Business Community” was jointly organized by Australia Awards, SMEDA, Gwadar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the University of Turbat at Gwadar Club on 13th October 2021. Campus Director Ijaz Ahmed, Faculty members, and students of UoT’s Gwadar Campus represented their university in the seminar.
Speaking on the occasion, Muhammad Ismail Director (GI)-IPO from the Ministry of Commerce said that Pakistan has enacted the Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act, 2020. This will lead towards the protection of Pakistani brands and ensure premium prices for local products originating from different areas including Balochistan. The GI Act, 2020 provides legal protection to indigenous products such as Balochi Sajji, Makran Dates, Ziarat apples, Sunderkhani grapes, Basmati rice, Sindhi Ajrak, Peshawri Chappal, etc. He said that it will encourage SMEs, women entrepreneurs, and local producers to expand their business at the national and international levels.
Director UoT’s Gwadar Campus, Ijaz Ahmed, President Gwadar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Naguman Abdul, Assistant Manager, SMEDA Quetta, and Chairman Gwadar Club Brigadier Asif Mehmood also spoke on the occasion.