Pakistan’s Federal Minister for IT and Telecom (MoIIT) Mr. Amin ul Haque inaugurated the Pakistan pavilion at GITEX 2021, which was held at the Dubai World Trade Center. The minister was accompanied by Mr. Hassan Afzal Khan, Consul General of Pakistan in Dubai. The minister toured the Pakistan pavilion along with the Startups located in the other sections of the event and was briefed on by them about their unique and innovative services.
Pakistan pavilion at GITEX 2021 – The largest ever in history
This year was marked by the largest ever conglomeration of Pakistani IT firms at GITEX with around 35 established firms and startups combined with support of Pakistan Software Houses Association (Pasha). Most of the participation was sponsored by Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP).
Participating Companies & Startups
GITEX Technology Week
- Tally Marks Consulting
- Swiftbiz Solutions
- SC Technologies Global
- Xord Private Limited
- Techworks Private Limited
- Croissance Media
- Sherdil Cloud
- Ascend Analytics
GITEX Future Stars
- Fictive Lab Private Limited
- Xeven Solutions
- Cyber Advance Solutions
- Edraak Systems
- Instacare Private Limited
- Gul Technology Private Limited
- Kal Technologies
- Tangent Technologies
- Zeki Expert Solutions
- Tech Versatile
- MYTM Private Limited
- Ginkgo Retail
- Red Sea Digital
- Arham Soft
The Pakistani participants were overwhelmed by the response from the visitors at the event as trade delegates globally are now seeking more cost effective yet innovative IT Solutions.
The experience of being at GITEX in itself was something we all have looked forward to and it has truly lived up to the hype.
– Salman Ahmed, HumWell Private Limited.
Winning at the GITEX Future Stars as the first Pakistani Startup ever since 2015 has given us validation and recognition as an Islamic FinTech. The networking at GITEX is awesome and plays a crucial role in elevating the morale and status of a startup like us.
– Zain Farooq, MyTM Private Limited.
Pakistan’s ICT companies have a lot to offer the UAE and Mena region
Speaking to the media after the inauguration of the Pakistan Pavilion, Syed Aminul Haque said that it was important for Pakistani companies to participate at events such as GITEX to showcase their portfolio of products and services that are geared towards meeting the needs of the IT market in the region.
“There is a clear shift towards digitalization, and this has created just as many challenges as opportunities,” he said. “We believe that Pakistan’s IT sector is well equipped to tackle the challenges of the hour. There is a wealth of talent in the country and new business models that are primed for growth. We encourage companies to take this chance to meet with these innovative firms at GITEX, to learn more about them, and explore opportunities for investment.”
He also highlighted how digital transformation has accelerated across various industries, making such investments in IT infrastructure critical to the success of economies. “Pakistan’s IT exports have been on a steady upward trend, which we hope to see accelerate in the coming years. Last year, these exports stood at $1.4 billion, and this year, we have already logged in $2.1 billion in IT exports. In keeping with this momentum, we have set an ambitious target of $3.5 billion for next year, which is almost a 70 per cent increase.”
He also expressed his confidence in meeting this target with the successful collaboration of various entities across both the public and private sectors. “Partnerships and collaborations are going to be a key factor in creating an ecosystem, where these IT companies and innovation can flourish. This, coupled, with our new and favorable economic policies, will attract investment from overseas.”
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