Microsoft keen to invest in Sindh IT sector -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Microsoft keen to invest in Sindh IT sector

KARACHI, May 30 2006: The Microsoft intends to come up with investment in the IT sector in Sindh, said members of a delegation of Microsoft, who called on Adviser to Sindh Chief Minister for Information Technology, Muhammad Noman Saigal, in his office here on May 29.

Country Chief of Microsoft Pakistan, Jawad Rahman, accompanied the delegation. Saigal said that the Sindh IT Department was making efforts for grant of scholarships abroad to those who possess expertise in the IT as well as the students in this very discipline. He said that this was aimed at fully utilising the IT talent available here.

The delegation members informed the adviser that not only Microsoft intended to come up with investment in the IT sector here but was also asking other international IT firms to do so as well. They said that in accordance with a comprehensive plan, the IT experts and students, who wanted to utilise their expertise would be extended scholarships abroad for pursuing further education in this discipline.

It was pointed out that the assistance of the Sindh government would be required for the purpose. The members of the delegation further said that Microsoft would extend assistance in the on-going IT projects in the province. The adviser said that it augurs well that Microsoft intends to come up with investment in the IT sector in Sindh. He said that this would help provide job opportunities in the IT sector.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:5/30/2006