Japan to assist Pakistan in IT sector

pakjapanJapan is ready to explore new trade and investment avenues in information technology (IT) sector of Pakistan.

However, business communities and companies from both the countries need to establish better information exchange channels to get benefit from this huge trade potential.

This was said by Embassy of Japan Economic and Development First Secretary Hisashi Tsumura, while talking to a visiting delegation comprising senior office bearers of Pakistan Computer Association (PCA).

The delegation, led by PCA founding president Munawar Iqbal, appraised Hisashi about the mandate and objectives of the association, as being the only registered body in Pakistan representing computer and IT industry, said a statement issued by the association on Monday. Munawar Iqbal said that PCA could bridge the information gap between people, especially business community of Pakistan and Japan by providing accurate information on the size of market surveys. Being a developed country, he added, Japan could assist Pakistan in creating a trained work force in IT sector in addition to lending support in installing computer hardware assembling plants in Pakistan.

He said that PCA has countrywide presence with technological know-how and are ready to launch any venture that could lead to reduction in unemployment and economic hardships faced by the youth of the country.

Hisashi, while responding to these suggestions, said that such interactions would be vital to explore the real potential of mutual cooperation in the areas of trade and capacity building of the work force. He said that peace and stability is prerequisite for trade to flourish and hoped that this situation would further improve in the coming days.