Pakistan needs more graduates in the IT sector: President Dr. Arif Alvi
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 the IT sector in number and quality as well because the 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.
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 an 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 the IT sector, he added. Talking about 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 sectors on basis of a win-win position.
Pakistan has huge cheaper human resources as compared to other countries as it is a country of 22 crore population, President uttered. People should not leave 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 the IT industry, he said while appreciating the performance of UIT University.
On the occasion, the Chairman of 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.