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PM Shehbaz Sharif vows to work closely with Huawei to enhance IT exports to $ 15 billion

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro May 7, 2022

ISLAMABAD, May 7, (Gwadar Pro)- Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday afternoon vowed to work closely with Chinese giant Huawei to enhance Pakistan’s Information Technology (IT) exports to US $ 15 billion.

He was talking to Senior Vice President of Huawei and President of the Middle East and Africa Region of Huawei Yi Xiang, who called on him in Islamabad.

The Prime Minister said the government intends to increase the IT exports of Pakistan from US $ 1.5 billion to US $ 15 billion in the coming years and that close collaboration with Huawei will result in the provision of training to the youth of Pakistan through various means, including setting up a university.

PM Sharif maintained that Pakistan offers huge opportunities for investments in the technology sector and foreign tech companies would be facilitated in all respects with regards to investment and expansion.

He emphasized that investments in the tech sector would increase employment and skills enhancement of Pakistani youth, especially women, as the government is focused on increasing the number of women in the e-commerce sector by providing them the suitable environment to get themselves trained and raise capital.

He also stressed the need to expedite the process of starting collaborative efforts within a week and highlighted the government's willingness to not leave any stone unturned to achieve the said objectives.

The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction over Huawei’s long association with Pakistan and investments in the telecom sector.

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