Pakistan Computer Association welcomes prime minister’s vision of boosting IT, Computer industry

ISLAMABAD: IT and computer industry of Pakistan has not been tapped despite of its tremendous potential. However, the recent statement of Prime Yousaf Raza Gilani could be termed as a welcome realization regarding the promotion of IT sector and it will boost our national economy if the vision is getting implemented correctly.

Munawar Iqbal, Central President of Pakistan Computer Association (PCA) said this while speaking at general body meeting of the Association here. He said that the announcement made by PM that the Ministry of Information Technology would launch a computer training programme for youth would be highly commendable step as the step would not only be instrumental in curbing rising unemployment in the country but it will also produce much needed IT professionals and skilled manpower which would eventually give a great boost to sector.

The central president of PCA said that establishment of IT cities and IT centers in different areas of the country with a cost of Rs 15 billion is also a welcome announcement. However, the real issue would be right as well as in-time implementation on this policy.

Munawar Iqbal said that PCA as representative body of compute industry in Pakistan has always suggested the successive governments to explore the real potential of the sector. He said that the government should consult private sector for the successful implementation on an IT friendly policy.

He said that PCA is ready to extend its all out support to government, especially to provide technical assistance regarding proposed training programme to youth. Moreover, he said, the government should revisit its various policies regarding IT and computer industry so that the sector may get flourished and contribute in the growth of national economy.

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