National Information Technology Seminar was held on July 20, 2023 in Islamabad with the aim of aligning the endeavors of various stakeholders and establishing a favorable environment for the advancement of IT and digitalization in Pakistan. The occasion also marked the soft launch of multiple IT initiatives.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif graced the event as the chief guest, while Chief of the Army Staff General Syed Asim Munir honored the occasion as the guest of honor. Notable attendees encompassed Federal Ministers, Senior officials from the Government and Defense Sector, Diplomats and Delegates, CEOs, and representatives from National and International IT Companies.
In addition to diplomats and investors hailing from Gulf nations, China, and the European Union, the chief ministers of Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Balochistan were in attendance, alongside heads of the State Bank and the Federal Board of Revenue, IT experts, and senior figures from both the military and civilian sectors.
The National IT Seminar was convened subsequent to the establishment of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC) to collectively advance the objective of cultivating a conducive atmosphere for the IT sector’s growth and digital expansion. Local and international IT companies, as well as academic institutions, applauded the government’s genuine commitment to transforming the IT domain, accomplished through collaborative efforts via the SIFC platform.
Participants commended the contributions of both civilian and military experts in driving the national economy forward by concentrating on this pivotal sector. Prime Minister Shehbaz affirmed the government’s dedication to nurturing the IT industry into a dynamic, revenue-generating, and thriving sector. He also toured the booths established by renowned Pakistani IT firms present at the event venue.
The esteemed Prime Minister of Pakistan gave awards to the Winning Teams of Cybersecurity Hackathon 2022, Top freelancers, Top IT Startups and Top IT Exporters in 2022, in a prestigious ceremony.