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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Information Technology Site selected in Lahore.


LAHORE

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said on Saturday that suitable site had been selected on Lahore Ring Road to set up the most modern Information Technology University of Pakistan.

The university, he said, was being established with the collaboration of Turkey’s Middle East Technical University. The first campus of this university will be set up in Arfa Software Technology Park for the facilitation of students. Thy university would set new educational standards in Pakistan with regard to providing education of international level in computer and other science subjects, he hoped.

The chief minister was addressing the inaugural ceremony of the website of a computer company CAR4U regarding traffic management.

The Punjab Information Technology Board chairman Dr. Umar Saif and a large number of girl and boy students were also present.

The chief minister said that Punjab government was setting up Daanish Technical University for providing international standard computer education to Pakistani youth. The Punjab cabinet had already given approval in principle to the establishment of the university while the formal approval would be sought in the next cabinet meeting, he added. Lauding the website designed by Sakib Berjess Tahir for providing guidance in traffic management, the CM said that Pakistani youth was talented and would put the country on the road to progress and prosperity by ridding it of problems. He directed Sakib Berjess Tahir to plan such safety projects in consultation with education, transport and other concerned departments which would help educate the people regarding safe driving and saving the human lives in accidents on the roads.

Sakib Berjess Tahir, while speaking on the occasion, said that lives and properties were lost in accidents every year in Pakistan which could be avoided by adopting safety measures. He said that information had been provided in the website prepared by CAR4U Company regarding averting traffic accidents, getting driving license, road safety and other matters.

Meanwhile, different Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between the Punjab government and the world renowned IT companies for enhancing mutual cooperation in information technology sector.

A function in this regard was held at Arfa Software Technology Park which was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, the Planning & Development chairman, the provincial secretaries, the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) chairman, representatives of IT companies and computer experts. Under the MoUs, American company, Microsoft, will train students in internet-based self-employment methods, Cisco will set up Cisco Network Academy while through Hawaway Company, besides infrastructure development of information and communication technology, various training facilities will also be provided in the province.

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