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PM for early completion of Islamabad IT Park

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday ordered the early completion of the IT park being developed in Islamabad and conducting the third-party performance evaluation of software technology parks.

The Prime Minister, who chaired a meeting to discuss matters related to the IT Parks, lauded the establishment of such parks in the country to promote information technology, IT exports and facilitate the startups.

Briefing the Prime Minister about the IT parks, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications officials said Islamabad’s IT park, which was established through South Korean cooperation, would be completed by next year. The facility would include startups, incubation centers, banks, restaurants and other facilities.

Moreover, another IT park being developed with support from South Korea near Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport would be completed by 2027.

Moreover, 43 software technology parks had been established in 20 cities. By 2025, approximately 100 new E-Rozgar centers and 10 new software technology parks would have been developed.

Federal Ministers Ahad Khan Cheema and Muhammad Aurangzeb, Foreign Minister Shaza Fatima Khawaja, Planning Commission Vice Chairman Jahanzeb Khan, Prime Minister Coordinator Rana Ehsan Afzal and relevant senior officers attended the meeting.