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Pakistan has immense potential in IT field

KARACHI- Speakers at a seminar on emerging technology of medical transcription were of the view that time has come we should take the information technology as a challenge and prove that Pakistan has immense talent in the Information Technology (IT) field.

The seminar which was organised by the Amjad Ahsan Infotech (Pvt) Limited at its office in Karachi was largely attended by IT professionals, doctors, businessmen and students.

Speaking at the seminar, Chairman Skill Development Council (SDC) Ahsan Ullah Khan said that by using this technology, we could earn foreign exchange for our country. He said Pakistani women could also earn money by sitting in their homes through medical transcription.

Ahsan said that we should not depend on the government’s help in promoting IT, but we should make our own effort, and come forward to achieve excellence in this technology.

He also referred SDC’s efforts for imparting training to more than 5000 students in the field of information technology. Amjad Ullah Khan, Chief Executive, Amjad Ahsan Infotec (Pvt) Ltd speaking on the occasion said Pakistani market of medical transcription is increasing day by day and added that the market by the end of this year will reach to 15 million US dollars. He said that the trained medical transcriptionists could earn as much as 25, 000 per month in Pakistan.

He stated according to report issued by American Association of Medical Transcriptionist (AAMT) that America would hire about 80,000 Medical Transcrpitionists by 2004.

Earlier, Khurram Rafiq, Chairman e-Pakistan Initiative said that the government should announce more incentives for the local software houses so that they could get project from abroad. He also briefed the participants about the IT potential in Pakistan
Source: Business Recorder
Date:2/10/2001