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Monday, July 15, 2024

Sweden to help bring tech revolution in Pakistan

STZA hosted a comprehensive briefing session for the Swedish delegation to inform them about the mandate, milestones, and objectives of the authority, including an explainer on the ongoing projects under the National Roll-out Plan.

A high-level delegation of the Swedish technology companies, led by the Swedish Ambassador to Pakistan His Excellency Henrik Persson visited the office of the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) in Islamabad. Chairman of STZA Mr. Amer Hashmi warmly welcomed the delegation. 

According to details, the delegation included Mr. Rana Ehteshamul Haq, the President and General Manager of Saab, Mr. Aamir Ahsan Khan, President of Ericsson Pakistan, Mr. Najeeb Ahmad, Managing Director and CEO of Hitachi Energy Pakistan, Mr. Awaish bin Nasim, Managing Director Tetra Pak Pakistan.

Additionally, Mr. Faraz Zafar, CEO of LCC Pakistan, Mr. Syed Muhammad Faisal, Country Managing Director, ABB Power, and Automation, Mr. Zibber Mohiuddin, Group CEO, Panasian Group, Mr. Naveed Iqbal, Manager Business Development, Dynamic Group, Mr. Murtaza Khalil Hassan, CEO of MILVIK BIMA Pakistan and Mr. Muhammad Zakaria of United Marine Agencies also attended. 

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Consequently, the STZA hosted a comprehensive briefing session for the Swedish delegation to inform them about the mandate, milestones, and objectives of the authority, including an explainer on the ongoing projects under the National Roll-out Plan.

As a result, the Swedish delegation which included representatives of the leading Swedish companies operating in Pakistan took a keen interest in the Special Technology Zones (STZs) being developed by STZA during the interactive questions and answers session.

Importantly, the visit increased the understanding between the Swedish technology industry and STZA. Moreover, it will manifest in future cooperation in areas like technology research and development, human capital development and skills development, etc.

Read more: Special Technology Zones Authority: Pakistan’s Ecosystem of Knowledge

STZA committed to revamping Pakistan’s IT infrastructure

Important to note, STZA remains committed to putting Pakistan on the global technology radar. Furthermore, it aims to provide Pakistan with world-class digital and physical infrastructure through the creation of Special Technology Zones (STZs) across the country.

Last month, a high-level delegation from global venture capital firm 500 Global visited the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) in Islamabad to meet with Chairman STZA Mr. Amer Hashmi, and his team.

To clarify, 500 Global is a venture capital firm that invests early in founders building fast-growing technology companies. Therefore, Pakistan invited the firm to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan.

As a result, both parties agreed to work together to identify and explore mutual areas of interest to foster innovation and promote a technology-driven knowledge ecosystem.

Read more: Chairman STZA welcomes 500 Global to invest in Pakistan’s tech sector