Govt to expand IT industry to increase contribution for economic uplift

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Pakistan has a lot of potential in IT sector and the present government is keen to expand the IT industry in order to increase its contribution to the economic development of Pakistan.

The Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said this while during a meeting with Mr. Yancey Spruill, CEO Digital Ocean who called on him at Finance Division on Tuesday.

The Finance Minister appreciated Digital Ocean for showing interest in training the manpower of the country in IT. He further assured that Government of Pakistan will provide all kinds of support required by the company in order to expand its business and investment in the country.

Mr. Yancey Spruill expressed gratitude to the Finance Minister and shared their business profile and their contribution to the economic development of Pakistan. He also apprised the Finance Minister about their current investment in the country in software development and enabling medium and cloud computing SMEs. He also showed interest in expanding their business further in Pakistan.

CEO Digital Ocean also apprised the Finance Minister that they have recently acquired Cloudways Pakistan and they are planning to start a training programe for Pakistani youth in the country in collaboration with various universities in order to provide IT skills to enable them to compete in global market.

Mr. Yancey Spruill, CEO Digital Ocean thanked the Finance Minister for extending cooperation and support.

SAPM on Finance Mr. Tariq Bajwa, SAPM on Revenue Mr. Tariq Mahmood Pasha, Secretary Finance, Chairman FBR, Commissioner SECP and other senior officers from Finance Division participated in the meeting.