On Wednesday, Canadian companies were keen to invest in information technology, said Special Assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Technology, Kamran Bagash.
At a press conference, Canada roadshow organized by the provincial government in Toronto, he said, the KP youth in the information technology sector offers considerable potential, adding that it was noted during the event.
e said that KP government has prepared a strategy with public and private sectors of Canada for creating opportunities for KP youth there enabling the youth to get better opportunities in Canada.
Bangash told the media that the famous Canadian IT company Orion technologies Ltd has expressed willingness to invest in IT sector in KP and train 20 KP students on I-Cloud and other soft-wares.
He said the issue of visa for students was also discussed with Canadian authorities and it was agreed that KP students would get visa to Toronto with 20-day processing period, which he termed a great achievement.
He further said that now all Pakistani students could apply for admissions in Canadian educational institutions through direct streaming. The Prime Minister’s special assistant said that a KP IT team would soon be participating in the international cyber-Games and represent Pakistan.
He added that the Department of Science and Technology was taking several initiatives in the direction of Prime Minister Imran Khan and pledged to give a 50% representation to women in all projects.
Bangash said the KP’s public sector will soon be dematerialized while work on the public wifi project in Peshawar has started.
KP Shahbaz Khan, Director General of IT Consulting, was also present and briefed the media on the visit to Toronto and its achievements.
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17 August, 2019