Unrecognised IT institutes, cyber cafes to be shut down -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Unrecognised IT institutes, cyber cafes to be shut down

KARACHI, January 14,2005: Provincial Minister for Information Technology Syed Mustafa Kamal stated on Thursday that unrecognised IT institutes and cyber cafes all over Karachi would be closed within three months.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the computer training and literacy centre for blinds organised by Ko-ordination Group (KRG) and Pakistan Association of Blinds (PAB), Sindh.

The ceremony was attended by Ex-Chairman Board of Intermediate Dr Shareef Memon, Educationist Majeed Abdali, PAB General-Secretary Muzzafar Ali Qureshi and KRG Secretary Dr Saira Bano. KRG Chairman Hanif Kalia presided over the ceremony.

On the occasion, the minister said that Karachi would become a cyber hub within 10 years. “We are going to open 60 Free IT Awareness Centres within next three months. Some 800 free IT centres will be opened in the coming two years in urban and rural areas with the help of private sector.” he added.

“Call training centres will be opened for 1000 graduates, who belong to low income families,” said Chairman KRG Hanif S Kalia, who donated a computer lab to PAB House.

Hanif Kalia said that IT education is very important. He praised the minister’s efforts to make the metropolis an IT hub in the region. He said IT should be introduced as a subject in our primary curriculum also.

Dr Shareef Memon said that IT was the language of the 21st century. “We must know it and get education on IT-related subjects.” Muzzafar Ali Qureshi presented the welcome address.
Source: The News
Date:1/14/2005