President seeks development of IT sector

Alvi says Pakistan needs to adopt modern strategy as global focus of development policies was shifting


APP July 28, 2021

ISLAMABAD:

President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday called for taking proactive measures to develop the Information Technology (IT) sector to ensure economic and scientific development in the country.

He said that globally, the focus of development policies was shifting from brick-and-mortar development projects to the intellectual development of human resources and Pakistan needed to adopt this modern strategy.

The president expressed these views at a briefing on the National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), given by its Rector Dr Ayub Alvi, at the Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The NUCES rector gave a presentation about the role and achievements of the university in promoting IT education in the country.

He informed that NUCES was the largest provider of human resources to the computer software industry in the country and currently, 13,000 students were enrolled in various programmes in five campuses of the university.

He noted that 24,000 students had graduated, since the year 2000, in various disciplines from the varsity.

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