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Sindh govt urged to set up IT varsities

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JAMSHORO: Information technology is a means of achieving development and knowledge in various fields and involves the knowledge and use of computers and telecommunications. The General Manager SIDA Professor Aijaz Ahmed Qureshi said this while addressing a conference titled “Information Technology and Development” organised by the Thar Development Society (TDS) in Hyderabad on Thursday. Students of various universities and intellectuals attended the conference at the Sindhi Language Authority in Hyderabad.

Qureshi highlighted the importance of information technology for development. He said the world was fast developing through various technologies and tools, including email, website and computer database. He suggested there should be many IT institutions in the country and the government and the private sector should establish IT universities in various parts of Sindh, which he said was already devoid of development. By doing this, the younger generation would develop their skills and play their due role in development, he said, appealing to the students to work with commitment and creativity. Abdul Hafeez Abro, the principal of the TTC Kotri and the Women Technical College Qasimabad, shared his experience in information technology and its development in rural areas of Sindh. He emphasised schools and colleges should have fully developed IT centres.

Murtaza Gohar said that in the Tharparkar area IT has also started playing its role in various rural development projects. Kishore Kumar, chairman of the Thar Development Society, welcomed the guests and explained the aims and objectives of the society. Others speakers included Dr Khalil Qazi and Pawan Kumar.
Source: The News
Date:9/29/2006