Pakistani Information Technology (IT) experts in UAE joining hands
DUBAI- Software standards and quality houses from Pakistan have demonstrated their capability to support the Dubai government’s efforts for promoting latest information technology, including the e-government, among the public and private sectors.
The demonstration was carried out at a meeting organized in Dubai under the banner of the newly established Pakistan IT Professionals Forum and attended by more than 200 members of the community, including senior Pakistani IT managers of multinational companies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA) Hamza Mateen said the representatives of more than 10 software houses from Pakistan presented their products and services including enterprise resource planning, e-commerce portals and applications.
The PASHA had selected the 10 companies, the only criteria being that the products and services of the participating software houses must follow the best international practices.
Some of the major participants from the centers of Pakistani IT industry like Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad, were present. Several software houses specialized in offering state-of-the-art products to the banking and finance industry. The profile of these companies demonstrated the serious work being carried out in Pakistan.
Yahya Malik, convener of the IT Professional Forum, said the meeting provided a platform for betterment as individuals and as a community. The forum has 205 members and an aggressive membership campaign is to be launched soon to bring in its fold all the estimated 800 Pakistani IT professionals in the UAE.
Among the objectives of the forum are to create an awareness of the IT potential in Pakis-tan, of the availability of trained manpower from Pakistan, of the job market in the UAE, of the role of expatriates in promoting IT in Pakistan, and of the cooperation between the UAE and Pakistan to promote IT professionals.