US CG sees potential in Pakistan's IT industry.

Lahore -- His Excellency William K Makaneole, US Consul General (CG), has said that he is pleasantly surprised at the sheer scale, talent and potential of IT industry in Pakistan. He was speaking at the occasion of Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA)'s 18th Annual ICT Awards. He added that he appreciates the dynamic leadership of the IT and ITeS industry of Pakistan and sees a lot of scope for people-to-people and business-to-business cooperation.

It is pertinent to note that ICT awards were given after a rigorous competition in diverse categories and verticals: industrial technologies, IT exports, consumer-centric IT services, business services, inclusivity and community development, public sector, student projects and innovations, gaming, technological innovations and cross categories as well. There were total 900+ applications; mostly from IT companies and 33 winners were awarded in the above mentioned categories.

Mr Zohaib Khan, Chairman P@SHA, apprised that objectives of the awards are to promote, encourage and acknowledge the strides and accomplishments of IT industry, which will result in enhanced exports, employment generation, social uplift, skills development, woman emancipation, more revenues to the exchequer and economic development. It is a winning spiral all through, he added. Dr Arsalan Khalid, IT Minister Punjab, highlighted that Punjab government is cooperating with the IT industry at every level and inducting representatives of P@SHA in all the relevant bodies and committees...

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