Thursday, April 18, 2024

Software tech Park To be Setup in Bannu

According to the sources, On Wednesday at the Ministry of Information Technology & telecommunication Islamabad, the Pakistan Software Export Board, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board, and the University of Science & Technology Bannu signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) for setting up the first-ever software technology park in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Syed Amin Ul Haq, Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication, Muhammad Atif Khan, Minister for Science, Technology & IT, KPK, Dr. Sohail Rajput, Federal Secretary IT, and senior officials from the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, attended the signing ceremony.

The MOU was signed by; Osman Nasir, Managing Director-PSEB, Prof. Dr. Khair Uz Zaman, Vice Chancellor-University of Science and Technology, Bannu, and Dr. Sahibzada Ali Mahmud, MD KP IT Board, during the meeting on Wednesday.

The MoU for the establishment of a Software Technology Park in Bannu is a major achievement as it covers multifaceted cooperation in terms of establishing a software technology park at the university campus, facilitating startups and freelancers as well as enhancing industry-academia linkages for holistic growth of the IT industry in the region. Dr. Sohail Rajput, Secretary IT, said 

Syed Amin Ul Haq, the Federal Minister for Information Technology & Telecommunication, said on the occasion that Pakistan’s IT industry achieved substantial growth and export expansion. The government is focusing on the development of the IT industry in the secondary and tertiary cities of Pakistan to generate universal economic growth in Pakistan’s major tech hubs.

Atif Khan, KP Minister for ST & IT and Food Department, said that the steps being taken by the Federal Ministry of IT and Telecommunication for fulfilling the vision of digital Pakistan are appreciable. He said that the KPK government wanted to jointly work with the Federal Ministry of IT and Telecommunication for the promotion of IT.

The official said Bannu deputy commissioner Muhammad Zubair Niazi had approached higher authorities of the provincial and federal governments for the establishment of the software technology park in Bannu.

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