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President emphasizes specialized IT training for increasing software exports
March 14, 2019

President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed hope that Pakistan can increase its software exports by focusing on proper specialized training. The President said this during a video conference with a group of leading Pakistani IT experts from Silicon Valley, USA to discuss Pakistan Software Business Initiative and training programmes for information technology students of the country.

The President emphasized that if executed as proposed Pakistan can generate foreign exchange and have a world class software workforce.

He added that it will also check the drainage of technical specialists to the other countries.

Under this programme, initially 250 software graduates will be trained by overseas trainers in areas of Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Mobile Application.

The programme also aims to create market relevance for the IT graduates and improve the quality of IT education in the country.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Parliamentary Coordination Nadeem Afzal Chan called on President Dr Arif Alvi in Islamabad today. They exchanged views on matters of mutual interest.