To promote the stance of Public-Private Partnership and to support local software industries by engaging them in public sector software development work. Therefore, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the entities of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and a private software house, Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITeS (P@SHA), on Wednesday at Arfa Software Technology Park.
As per the agreed terms in the contract, the organizations will be supporting each other in the aspect of the digitalization drive of the Punjab Government, and promote the IT sector and relevant industries in Pakistan.
The ceremony was graced by the PITB’s DG e-Governance Sajid Latif, GM IT Burhan Rasool, Founder & CEO DPL Syed Ahmed, President & CEO of InfoTech Group Naseer Akhtar, and other senior officials.
Speaking on the occasion Chairman PITB Azfar Manzoor said, “Both PITB and P@SHA are focused on collaboration to digitalize the governance ecosystem in Punjab by leveraging and sharing expertise in IT & ITeS. Through Public-Private Partnership, it will support the local software industry by engaging them in public sector software development projects”
P@SHA Barkan Saeed stated, “PITB is playing a vital role in the digitalization of Punjab and in promoting public-private partnership. P@SHA will encourage its members to actively engage with PITB through ‘Partners in Development’ initiative. Both PITB and P@SHA will also work towards deliberating policy interventions necessary to foster the IT Industry in Pakistan”.
Interested IT firms and software houses can register at the following web address. www.partners.pitb.gov.pk