9 KP districts to get software parks. The Pakistan Software Export Board and the KP Information Board would jointly be working on setting up the software technology parks in the nine districts of the province.
As per the shared details, in this connection, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was inked between PSEB and KPITB for a wide range of collaboration for promotion of information and communication technology in the province, according to a statement issued here on Monday.
Initially, the software technology parks will be set up in nine districts of the province including Chitral, Swat, Mansehra, Mardan, Kohat, Dera Ismail Khan, Karak, Kohat, and South Waziristan.
The software technology parks will also be established in other districts of the province in the later phases. A ceremony to this effect was held here in the chief minister secretariat on Monday with Chief Minister Mahmood Khan as chief guest.
The event was attended by Federal Minister for Information Technology Aminul Haq, Adviser to Chief Minister Ziaullah Bangash, Special Assistant to Chief Minister Kamran Bangash, and concerned officials.
Speaking on this occasion, the CM termed the promotion of the IT sector in the province as one of the top priority areas of government. He said that the government was making concerted efforts to extend maximum facilitation to people, provide employment opportunities to youth, ensure transparency in government business and enhance the capacity of government departments through effective use of information technology.
He referred to the signing of MoU between PSEB and KPITB as an important development and expressed the hope that the collaboration would be a milestone to promote the information and communication technology industry and digital economy in the province.
As per the MoU, PSEB through its programme will assist KPITB for sustainable growth in the information technology industry and in developing the capacity of local entrepreneurs and freelancers in the province.
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