IT park in Islamabad to be replicated in Lahore, Karachi: Anusha

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Minister of State for Information Technology & Telecommunication, Anusha Rehman on Wednesday said that the IT Park in Islamabad would be followed by two more parks in Lahore and Karachi.

She was talking to a 13-member Korean Eximbank team, led by Dr.Yim Deok Soon and Prof. Park Hung Kook. They shared the feasibility study report of this first state-of-the-art IT park.

Detailed talks were done on the salient features, models and proposed designs along with other technical aspects for building of first IT Park in Pakistan.

Anusha Rehman shared with the team the Ministry’s vision which is to provide good infrastructure for IT industry to leverage full potential of IT talent.

She said that the IT Park would provide a whole ecosystem including affordable space to companies along with power, bandwidth, and linkages between industry and academia.

The minister said, “We have an abundance of IT talent and these IT parks would be a good way for leveraging that talent to boost Pakistan’s IT exports which have already grown over 40 percent since last year .”

Appreciating the passion and spirit of the Korean team, their constant support in IT park project, she hoped that this IT Park would further augment strong relationship between Pakistan and Korea.

She asked the Korean team to fast track its efforts and submits their final report by next week. She urged all stakeholders to collectively work for positive achievements.