Software Technology Park would be set up at University of Turbat

Posted on 21 Jan, 2022

The Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), an organization of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) will set up a Software Technology Park (STP) at the University of Turbat to provide state-of-the-art IT sector facilities along with uninterrupted high-speed internet services and training to the youth and IT professionals of the region under one roof.

These views were expressed by Muhammad Akbar, Senior Manager of Software Technology at the MoITT, during an awareness seminar on Software IT Park.

The seminar was organized by PSEB in collaboration with the University of Turbat at Law College Turbat on 20th January 2022.

Regional Manager, PSEB, Asmat Ullah, UoT’s Registrar Ganguzar Baloch, Dean Faculty of Science and Technology, Dr. Naeemullah, Director Office of Research, Innovation, and Commercialization (ORIC) Dr. Ghulam Jan, Chairperson, Computer Science Department,  Mukhtar Hussain, Director Public Relations, Ijaz Ahmad, faculty members, students, and IT-related businessmen and professionals attended the seminar. Addressing the seminar, Muhammad Akbar said that state-of-the-art infrastructure would be provided in the software IT park to be set up at the University of Turbat which will be very helpful in promoting IT-related business activities in this part of the country.

Besides creating employment opportunities, this IT Park will enable a large number of youth including women to start earning as freelancers using their skills through the internet, instead of relying on government jobs.

“Private IT companies and professionals of the area will be provided space, modern facilities, training, and guidance to enhance their business at IT Park. The purpose of setting up Software Technology Park in remote areas of Balochistan under the Software Technology Park Project is to provide better IT facilities to the youth of Balochistan.” Muhammad Akbar underscored, adding that the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Turbat, Prof. Dr. Jan Mohammad was a visionary leader and under his leadership, the University has made great progress in a short span of time.

Meanwhile, an interactive session was also organized where the participants asked questions and got information from the speakers about the ongoing training, certificate courses, and internship programs under the MoITT. On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor Prof. Dr. Jan Muhammad, Registrar Ganguzar Baloch, and Director ORIC, Dr. Ghulam Jan thanked the representatives of PSEB for organizing an awareness seminar on STP at the University of Turbat and assured all possible assistance for the capacity building of the youth in IT sector. They said that the plans of PSEB for establishing STP at UoT and providing high-speed internet connectivity in remote areas of Balochistan were commendable.

In the end, the Registrar and Dean Dr. Naeemullah presented shields to the guests on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor.