Published On: Wed, Mar 22nd, 2023
Published in Category: Karachi

IT is the only industry at the moment which can help us to get quick & desired results: President Alvi

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KARACHI: President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the Information Technology (IT) industry is the fastest growing industry in the world and we need to pay attention to this sector for betterment of the country.

President Dr. Arif Alvi said this while addressing in a ceremony jointly organized by PIAIC and the Saylani Welfare International Trust (SWIT) for certificate distribution and awards presenting to the patrons of SWIT at the Sindh Governor’s House here.

The certificates were distributed among the successful students imparted various courses under the Saylani Mass IT Training (SMIT) program of SWIT while awards were presented to the patrons who supported the SWIT.

President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the IT is the only industry at the moment which can help us to get quick and desired results.

He said that the head of the Saylani Welfare International Trust (SWIT) Maulana Bashir Farooqi and Chief Operating Officer of the Presidential Initiative for Artificial Intelligence and Computing (PIAIC) Zia Khan are his heroes who worked tirelessly for promotion of IT in the country. Their efforts will definitely bring a very big positive change in the country, he added.

It is worth mentioning here that the PIAIC was launched by President Dr. Arif Alvi to promote education, research and business opportunities in Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and Cloud Native Computing.

Sharing his views on the occasion, the Chief Operation Officer of PIAIC, Zia Khan said he is very impressed with the command of the President Dr. Arif Alvi and personal interest the President has taken in promotion of IT industry in the country.

He said that we are working for promotion of IT in the country for last few years but not a single question is ever raised about misuse of finance being provided to us by the public.

Zia Khan said that we are import based economy right now but we need to convert it into the export based and the IT can help us for the purpose. He said that we have also launched IT courses for the women empowerment for helping them to achieve financial independence.

Head of SWIT Maulana Bashir Farooqi called upon all philanthropists to come forward and help the welfare organizations in the tough situation the country passing through at the moment. He said that the SWIT provide education to the students from Montessori to the level of Chartered Accoutant and the Trust needs cooperation from the philanthropists right now. He said that we are planning to produce around one million IT professional in the country.