Alvi urges tech companies to invest in business-friendly climate

Zubair Qureshi

President Dr Arif Alvi has urged tech companies to invest in Pakistan as it possessed adequate tech talent and its economy was becoming more conducive to foreign investment.

He said that Pakistan offered huge investment opportunities in the fields of IT & Digitalization, and international companies needed to benefit from the business-friendly climate of the country.

The president made these remarks during a meeting via video-link with technology entrepreneurs based in Singapore, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, Friday.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Amer Hashmi, Chairman of the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), Mr. Jefferson Chen from the Advance Intelligence Group, Mr. Zaki Sumar, and Mr. Umair Javed via video link.

The meeting was informed that there existed enormous opportunities in Pakistan for tech companies to work in the areas of App Development, AI-based digital identity solutions, digital payments, e-commerce, and digital remittance platforms. It was also highlighted that Pakistan’s tech talent was a great source of attraction for the global market.

While underling the importance of adopting technology-based solutions, the president said that businesses needed to use emerging technologies, especially Artificial Intelligence and Big Data solutions to benefit from business opportunities in Pakistan. The government was focusing on digitalization, data integration, and cyber security and facilitating foreign investors through one window facilities, he added.

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