Pakistan, China sign 25 MOUs to promote cooperation in IT sector
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and China signed 25 commercial memorandums of understanding (MOUs) to promote bilateral cooperation in the IT sector after IT Forum held in Chinese city of Shenzhen. Fifteen of the MOUs were signed by the Pakistani private enterprises and 10 by the COMSATS IT delegation. This was the first-ever Forum of its kind held between the two countries, which was attended by 63 participants from Pakistan and about 200 from the Chinese side, said a message received here on Sunday. The Forum was organized by the Consulate General of Pakistan, Guangzhou, China, in collaboration with Shenzhen Science, Technology and Innovation Commission, Shenzhen Software Park, Shenzhen Hi-Tech Park, Shenzhen Science and Technology Business Platform and Shenzhen Software Industry Association. Participants from Pakistan included Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) represented by its Managing Director Asim Shahryar Husain, whereas the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) was led by its Pro-Rector Dr. Haroon Rashid. Enterprises from private sector software industry and members of CIIT’s various software houses, Telecommunication Study Centre, Information Technology Services also attended the Forum.