Pakistan needs more graduates in IT sector: President Alvi


KARACHI, Mar 05 (DNA): Congratulating UIT and its team for designing
Pakistan’s First Open Source RISC – V Microprocessor, President Dr. Arif
Alvi said that Pakistan needs more graduates in IT sector in number and
quality as well because world needs more number of these graduates in
this sector.

He expressed such views while addressing the ceremony “Celebrating
Pakistan’s First Open Source RISC –V Microprocessor designed at UIT
University” held here at UIT University on Saturday. Pakistan needs more
graduates in IT sector: President Dr. Arif Alvi

So, we should produce more graduates and government and private
institutions should focus on this sector as more graduates can be
produced in the country, he said, adding that Pakistan is considering
setting up a quantum lab.

Appreciating some government universities, he said that the Virtual
University and Quaid-e-Azam University were doing excellent job by
producing graduates in the sector and in addition, they were conducting
online classes for short courses to meet rising demand in the sector.

In addition, the government has reduced the taxes on this sector to
encourage the institutions and we would continue all kinds of such
support for IT sector, he added.

Talking on the recent visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to China, he
said that the Prime Minister did not ask for any other support but asked
for extending collaboration in the different sectors like textile, IT
and other sector on basis of win-win position.

The Pakistan has huge cheaper human resources as compared to other
countries as it is country of 22 crore population, President uttered.

People should not leave the Pakistan because the country is in need of
each person to make it prosper but the government should also create
some opportunities for them, he informed.

UIT University has done a great job by developing Pakistan’s first open
source risk-based microprocessor and they have done a tremendous job in
filling the huge gap in IT industry, he said while appreciating
performance of UIT University.

On the occasion, Chairman Silicon Federation, Naveed Sherwani said that
the forty chips and design labs would be set up all over Pakistan and
UIT is the only university in Pakistan which started manufacturing a
chip in a small room two years ago.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Shoib Zaidi also spoke on the occasion.