Pak-Canada trade ties can be promoted via use of IT: HC

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Observer Report

Islamabad/Ottawa

High Commissioner of Pakistan to Canada Raza Bashir Tarar Saturday said the business and trade between Pakistan and Canada could be promoted well by taking the advantage of the information technology keeping in view the COVID-19 pandemic.
Addressing a virtual session of Global Pakistan Tech Summit arranged by startup grind, Pakistan chapter, the high commissioner said use of IT would mitigate the economic fallout from this pandemic, said a news release received here.
He emphasized that Pakistani entrepreneurs to look into the areas of possible collaboration in a wide range of sectors, including education, financial services, professional services, manufacturing, construction, transportation, oil and gas, natural resources, ICT, and public sector.
Raza Bashir said that Pakistan’s Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication had also adopted facilitative approach towards IT industry and interaction with public sector stakeholders resulting in better coordination.
He informed that Pakistan Software Expert Board (PSEB) an organization under the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoIT&T) had shown a growth of 23.94 period for the same period.