Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is launching Pakistan Digital City. This initiative would create 30,000 jobs. Pakistan Digital City would be center for high tech, innovation and it would open jobs for thousands of people. It will be established in the Haripur district of KP.
Back in 2018, the provincial government introduced the “Digital KP” policy aiming to create jobs for youngsters in the digital economy.
Zahoor Shah Marwat of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board said, “The master planning and designing will be finalized by the end of October this year.”
Adding, “Potential investors, including software houses, technology incubators, electronic manufacturers, mobile, computer, and communications equipment manufacturers will be invited to establish their facilities.”
According to the KP officials, this tech center would open job opportunities for almost 30,000 people at around 20 different high-tech operations.
Former chief of Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus during a visit in July said, “extremely encouraged to see the work Zia Ullah Bangash [Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science & Technology and Information Technology] and his team are doing for the betterment of the youth in the region.”
Adding, “Pakistan Digital City will help bring fantastic new opportunities for Tech companies and the people of KP and Pakistan alike.”
The IT sector experts said that the digital city can bring an “IT revolution” if it provides opportunities to new talent.
An IT expert and owner of Elite Technology Abbottabad said, “Currently, the government has no job opportunities for thousands of computer science graduates who complete their higher studies in IT at the country’s universities.”