William K. Makaneole, U.S. Consul General, has said that he is surprised at the sheer scale, talent and potential of IT industry in Pakistan.
He was speaking at the occasion of Pakistan Software Houses Association ([email protected])’s 18th Annual ICT Awards.
He added that he appreciates the dynamic leadership of the IT & ITeS industry of Pakistan and sees a lot of scope for people-to-people & 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 & community development, public sector, student projects & 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.
Dr. Arsalan Khalid, IT Minister Punjab, highlighted that Punjab government is cooperating with the IT industry at every level and inducting representatives of [email protected] in all the relevant bodies and committees.
He also apprised the audience on the potential of recently signed MoU between Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and [email protected] to work closely on curriculum development and upscaling of IT skills across all divisions of the province.