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Friday, October 22, 2021

Pakistan ready to jump on bandwagon to show tech potential: President - Associated Press of Pakistan

Last updated Friday, October 1, 2021 09:16 ET , Source: TopWireNews

ISLAMABAD, Sep 1 (APP): President Dr Arif Alvi Friday said that having lost some of the time already, Pakistan was ready to jump on the bandwagon to exhibit its potential in the technology sector.
“There is so much vibrancy around. While we think we have lost some of the time, I hope we are still ready to jump on that bandwagon and show the world what we are like,” the president said.
He was addressing the launching ceremony of a working paper “Energising the Tech Investment Ecosystem in Pakistan” issued by the Center for Digital Transformation which pointed out the issues impeding Pakistan’s advancement in technological sector and recommended the ways forward.
The president reiterated his call for promoting the online education what he said was far more cost effective and could also lead to the enhancement of the enrolment.
He said the knowledge was available in the cloud but the country had not yet adopted the required tools, though some of the progress had been achieved by experimenting the online learning during COVID pandemic.
He told the gathering that out of 25,000 out of 30,000 IT graduates produced by Pakistan remained jobless just because their education did not match the market needs.
Recalling his meeting with him, the president said ex-Japan prime minister had assured to employ even 100,000 IT graduates from Pakistan but unfortunately the country did not have quality graduates.
He desired the IT graduates should not move abroad for employment rather they...



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