Negative image hampers IT growth

Communication and IT

LAHORE: The IT institutes across the country are producing quality students but the bad image of Pakistan is proving the only impediment for IT industry. The international customers are looking towards Pakistan with a long term perspective but only the negative image of the country was hampering continual growth of IT industry. This was stated by the Chairman NetSol Technologies Salim Ghauri while addressing the students of GIFT University.

He was sharing his success story as a successful IT entrepreneur of Pakistan. Especially, he said, the recent incidents has again caused serious setback to the country’s image. However, he expressed the hope that Pakistan would come out of negative image in the long run like it has passed through the incidents like 9/11, London attacks and Mumbai attacks. He said Pakistan was not merely an IT service provider country but it was exporting a quality product while meeting time deadlines and budget requirements of the customers. Therefore, political and economic stability is the only issue of Pakistan.

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