Tech city in KP proposed

Published March 5, 2021
An American IT company on Thursday expressed keen interest for large-scale investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the intention of setting up a Technology City in the province. — AFP/File
An American IT company on Thursday expressed keen interest for large-scale investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the intention of setting up a Technology City in the province. — AFP/File

PESHAWAR: An American IT company on Thursday expressed keen interest for large-scale investment in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including the intention of setting up a Technology City in the province.

The offer was made during a meeting of Afiniti CEO Zia Chishti with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan. The meeting was attended by KP Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and KP Local Government Minister Akbar Ayub Khan along with Special Assistant Kamran Bangash, Additional Chief Secretary Shakeel Qadir and other relevant officials.

The proposed tech city would have the initial capacity to accommodate between 10,000 and 15,000 IT-related people while more than 50,000 employment opportunities would be created for youngsters, the meeting was informed. On this occasion, it was decided that a joint team of the provincial government and Afiniti would be formed to identify a suitable site for the establishment of the proposed tech city.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Khan said the provincial government was taking result-oriented steps under a well-devised strategy to provide maximum employment opportunities to the people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by attracting private investment.

The CM assured all-out support to the company to make the idea of Tech City a reality.

Published in Dawn, March 5th, 2021

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