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Pakistan unveils ambitious plan to become a tech powerhouse - Gulf News

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Islamabad: Pakistan has unveiled the blueprint to build a knowledge-driven tech economy by investing in and empowering the youth of the country.
The world’s 5th largest country of 233-million people with more than 50 per cent Gen-Z population, traditionally known for its agrarian economy, recently passed milestone legislation that aims to create jobs in the tech sector, capitalise on youth dividends and enable technology-driven economic growth.
Gulf News exclusively spoke to Amer Ahmed Hashmi, the Chairman of Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), Pakistan’s top organisation established in 2021 to oversee the country’s ambitious plans to develop a high-tech economy for rapid eco-nomic growth.
“STZA offers the institutional and legislative support to Pakistan’s technology sector that the industry was lacking to unlock its full potential. This is the first time we have a government institution within the Prime Minister’s office with one mission: To transform Pakistan into a tech-driven entrepreneurial nation spearheading the economic growth” says Hashmi. Prime Minister Imran Khan understood the urgent need for a tech-based knowledge economy and took full ownership and has championed the strategic...

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