Emerging Technology in Pakistan

Ministry of IT and Telecommunication To Establish Health Incubation Center and Science & Technology Park in KU

Aug 4, 2023 - 01:30
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Emerging Technology in Pakistan
Emerging Technology in Pakistan
Emerging Technology in Pakistan
Emerging Technology in Pakistan
Emerging Technology in Pakistan
Emerging Technology in Pakistan
Emerging Technology in Pakistan

The ICCBS Technology Park and Technology Incubation Center, University of Karachi provides top notch facilities to start-ups, growing entrepreneurs, and research and development units of already established enterprises. The ICCBS Technology Park and Technology Incubation Centre is currently one of the largest incubation centers in the nation, dedicating approximately 50,000 square feet of space to new ideas.
Business startup ventures from different sectors have their presence at ICCBS Technology Park. Most notable sectors are Information Technology (IT), Internet of Things (IoT), Textiles, Pharmaceuticals & Allied industries, Food Technology, Bio-Technology, Chemical Technology, and other key Social, Business, and Scientific sectors of the economy.

Syed Amin Ul Haque, the Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, spoke as the chief guest at an MoU signing ceremony for the establishment of the Health Incubator and Science & Technology Park on Tuesday at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) of Karachi University (KU). According to Syed Amin Ul Haque, US $7.1 billion investment had been made in the telecommunication sector in the country and a billion of rupees had been earned through the telecommunication sector.

The MoU was signed by Prof. Dr. Iqbal Choudhary, Director ICCBS, and Syed Junaid Imam, Member IT Ministry of IT & Telecom. On the request of the Karachi University Vice Chancellor, Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, the IT Minister said that the examination centre of the Karachi Uiversity would be digitalized. He instructed the CEO of the National Information Technology Board and the Member IT to work with KU management.


Under the MoU, Pakistan Software Export Board will establish Health Incubator and Science & Technology Park in ICCBS (International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences) of the University. Whole effort is to integrate information and communication technology and academia. This effort will greatly help medical start-ups, while the establishment of a science and technology park will connect students to the digital world.

Federal Minister for IT further said, the revolutionary steps we took should have been done many decades ago. According to him, Pakistani adolescents hold a special place in the world in terms of their skills and competency, thus it's important to give them possibilities in the technological sector. He said that MOITT through Universal Service Fund spent Rs77.8 billion for 83 projects to provide broadband services in country's remote areas to connect rural population to digital World.

He revealed that 28 companies, including Samsung and Nokia, are presently manufacturing mobile phones after the Assembly approved a measure for the manufacture of smartphones.

Syed Amin Ul Haque pointed out that Google, the most well-known search engine in the globe, opened an office in the nation and gave our children 15000 scholarships the previous year and 45000 this year. By 2024, this number could reach 4 lacs 50000.

Attended by Vice Chancellor of Karachi University (KU) Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, Patron-in-Chief ICCBS Prof. Dr. Atta-Ur-Rehman, ICCBS Director Prof. Dr. M Iqbal Choudhry, CEO Pakistan Software Export Board Ali Raza, CEO Ignite Asim Shahryar Hussain and Aziz Latif Jamal as well Nadira Panjwani also addressed the ceremony.

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