ITCN Asia exhibition opens
KARACHI – Three-day megaÂexhibition of ‘ITCN Asia’ began in Karachi on August 9 which received a number of important guests who visited and appreciated the arrangement and management of the exhibition.
The Minister of Investment and Privatisation, Dr. Abdul Hafiz Shaikh, and Sindh Governor Dr. Ishratul Ebad jointly inaugurated the Exhibition.
Hafiz said that Karachi was being projected as hub of the IT sector in Pakistan. He said this was the fifth ICTN exhibition, which promoted Pakistan through information technology. He said that economic activities have increased and it was clear from the fact that Expo Centre is booked for next several months. He said that hotel industry was also flourishing with the increased economic activities.
Ebad assured full security to economic activities in the province and said that the latest available technology was being acquired and adopted by the government for controlling crime. He said that the best use of financial resources was being made to control the crime and terrorism and, till now, 181 terrorists have been arrested in Sindh alone. Efforts are underway for control over the terrorism, he added.
He said that prosecution has also been improved and majority of such cases have been prosecuted and there have been convictions also. He said that there had been 27 major cases in the past one year and of these 24 have been traced while clues have been found in the remaining three and these are being pursued further.
The Sindh Governor said that several big crime networks have been busted and remaining ones would also be brought to justice soon. Business Recorder Editor-in-Chief M.A Zuberi was also invited as Guest of Honour at the ITCN Asia Exhibition.
Balochistan Governor Owais Ghani also visited the exhibition. A number of dignitaries were invited to the exhibition. The exhibition was arranged in all three main halls of the Expo Centre and around 200 companies were participating with their attractive and colourful stalls.
Most of the stalls were carrying different kinds of computers, Notepads, monitors, speakers, sound systems, video cameras, etc. City government and Board of Investment had their stalls to explain their working, targets and achievements.
The police and other security agencies heavily guarded the Expo Centre and it was even difficult for the guests to enter there. Journalists also experienced difficulty in entering the premises.
Source: Business Recorder