Pakistan can become manufacturing hub: ambassador

WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Masood Khan has said his country could be used as a manufacturing hub not only for United States but also for Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

Talking to a delegation of IT entrepreneurs, who met him at the embassy of Pakistan here, the ambassador said tech startups had been successful in fintech, retail, pharmacy, diagnostics, telemedicine, education, groceries and transportation in Pakistan. 

Moreover, international IT corporations such as HP, DELL, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, NCR, Teradata and Google had presence in the country, adding digitization of economy, e-commerce and improved supply chains were driving the change in the IT sector.

The delegation members on the occasion said that “Certified Cloud Applied Generative AI” initiative had been launched to train 30,000 IT students, engineers and other professionals to upgrade their skills.

A database of trained IT individuals/experts in Pakistan was also being compiled to connect them with Pakistani-American tech entrepreneurs especially in the Silicon Valley.

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