Elahi okays Silicon Valley collaboration with Punjab IT Board

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Meets with honorary CG Pakistan in America

Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi met with the Honorary Consul General General of Pakistan in America Shahid Ahmed Khan at his office in which matters pertaining to mutual interest and investment possibilities came under discussion.

It was decided to undertake essential steps for the promotion of business to business relations. It was also agreed between the Chief Minister Parvez Elahi and Honorary Consul General Shahid Khan on the Silicon Valley collaboration with Punjab IT Board.

CM while talking on this occasion said that necessary steps will be taken jointly with the American multinational companies for the transfer of technology.

He stated that Punjab will take a lead in the IT business export by launching the microchip technology.

He stated that with the collaboration of Silicon Valley Boston the IT sector in Punjab will be promoted. CM disclosed that in order to further develop IT universities of Punjab collaboration will be made with the American IT universities.

Pakistan and America will have more cordial relations in the coming days. “People to people” will be promoted in America and Pakistan.

The Honorary Consul General of Pakistan in America Shahid Ahmed Khan said that the Chief Minister is taking commendable steps in the health sector adding that the Rescue 1122 is an unforgettable project of CM Parvez Elahi. He further acknowledged that the CM by launching the relief work during the flood took a lead.

Shahid Ahmed Khan said that the youth is the biggest asset of Pakistan adding that we will give full support to impart IT technology and training. The Pakistanis residing in America are ready to make an investment in Punjab. Former Principal Secretary to CM GM Sikandar was also present in the meeting.

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