Enabling Conditions On Board For Tech-Based Businesses: President

Thu Oct 06 2022
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Islamabad: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan is working to create better business environment for tech-based businesses in the country. This, he added, would help bring about exponential growth in the number of start-up companies, encourage tech-savvy entrepreneurs to grow and expand their enterprises, and attract foreign investment in the IT sector.

The President said this while talking to a delegation of Zones Inc, a global IT services and solution-providing company, led by its CEO and Chairman, Mr Firoz Lalji, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, on Thursday.

Talking to the delegation, the President said that the Government of Pakistan had prioritized e-governance and digitalization of government business in order to bring the level of public service delivery at par with global standards.

He underlined the need to provide maximum facilitation to foreign companies making foreign investments and expanding their businesses in Pakistan. He also called for improving the ease of doing business in the country, especially in the IT sector, to attract investment and to substantially increase the export of IT-based products and services.

The President added that our universities, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and skill development organizations should develop close linkages with the leadership of the IT industry. He added that teaching and training modules should be based on the feedback from the industry which would help develop human resources to meet the requirements of the economy.

Earlier, Mr Firoz Lalji said that his company had recently started its operations in Pakistan and had hired 800 people with the intention to hire 300 talent every year and leads the way with dedicated manpower, logistics and expertise around the world. He further said that the company enjoyed relationships with 10 thousand partners and vendors to provide specific hardware and software solutions to its clients around the world.

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