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Pakistan IT sector to grow with CPEC

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  1. Clutch

    Clutch SENIOR MEMBER

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    local IT sector to grow with CPEC

    March 13, 2018
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    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s domestic Information Technology (IT) market is expected to witness growth due to China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Projects .

    Talking to APP spokesperson of ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication said, ongoing scheme regarding CPEC include, Construction of Cross – Border OFC System Between China and Pakistan for International Connectivity of voice/Data Traffic (SCO) and Provision of Seamless GSM Coverage Along KKH for Proposed Gawadar –Kashighar Economic Corridor in Gilgit Baltistan (SCO).

    He said, CPEC, which includes the building of roads, ports, dams,connecting cities, serving unserved areas has provided a much needed booster dose to the economy which will bring benefits to the IT industry too.

    The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, which is part of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) project, is bringing in US$46 billion in investments, and this has also given a boost to the local IT and telecom industry, he added.

    Pakistan itself, as a market for people centric mobile based applications and products is ready for the next level of development with state-of-the-art and ubiquitous connectivity structure through fixed & mobile networks having a teledensity of more than 71% which is increasing every month.

    The Government is making all possible efforts to enhance exports of Pakistan’s IT sector and has extended major incentives to the IT Industry which include a variety of tax exemptions, permission to operate foreign exchange accounts, profit repatriation.

    The government is also paying attention to the capacity building of the IT sector which includes, among others, International certification programs, internship placements.

    Extensive attention is being paid to the marketing of Pakistan’s IT sector. Since 2017, PSEB participated in 5 International events with 21 companies generating hundreds of leads and helping project Pakistan’s image.
     
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  2. Trisonics

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    The only real way CPEC can help is if Pakistan develops a supply-chain system around the logistics of CPEC. Obviously, a feel-good article with no substance.
     
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  3. shahbaz baig

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    IT the Information Technology.

    Summary for comman people to understand.

    Any information of Technology which can lead you towards the development of technology such as computers, electronics, softwares applications to till artificial intelligence.

    But unfortunately in pakistan The information technololy means how to operate the technology. Not how to Develop.

    The simplest technology is to develop a softwares/applications using different programing languages in which we are lacking day by day and losing the billions despite having a potential. So forget about other technolgies to develop.

    i think we deserve it to just operate.
     
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  4. shahbaz baig

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    Do you really think that there is only one person or a team who is developing the whole CPEC ?

    There are many teams those working on different feild such as agriculture, supply-chain, environment, people to people contact, information technology, infrastructure etc etc

    Why you indians always have negative thought ?
     
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    Re-read the article and once you dust of all the nonsense in that article, you will find there is no substance and written for the heck of it. There is nothing wrong in calling such articles trash, regardless of the audience - Indians or Pakistanis.
     
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