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Chairman STZA engages with CxOs to make Pakistan a Technology Investment Hub


ISLAMABAD: Chairman Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) Amer Hashmi met  prominent CxOs and corporate leaders at a seminar organised by CxO Global Forum, a global knowledge sharing platform, this Friday, 19th February 2021. The event, held at the National Incubation Center (NIC) began with an informative session on Technology & Innovation, with keynote speaker Amer Hashmi, Chairman at Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) who also graced the occasion as the Guest of Honor. 

The specific mandate of STZA is to lead the development of Special Technology Zones (STZs) in the country. The zones will help increase high-tech exports of Pakistan and facilitate technology transfer from major global Science and Technology hubs. Chairman STZA said that the zones will foster skills development, job creation, technology transfer and new economic value generation. Hashmi spoke about how such a framework was essential for Pakistan to compete on the global level. In addition, he applauded the efforts of the Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts for the youth and the underprivileged. Furthermore, Hashmi said that the role of the Pakistani diaspora worldwide is key in helping Pakistan’s digital transformation. 

Following the keynote session, a panel discussion was moderated by Imran Jattala (Director) Global Partnerships at CxO Global Forum who engaged the panel of esteemed speakers in a thought provoking discussion. The panelists, apart from Amer Hashmi, included Puruesh Chaudhary (Founder and President AGAHI), Zouhair Khaliq (Member of the PM’s Task Force) and Wahaj Siraj (CEO Nayatel). The panel discussion was followed by a Q&A session led by Zain Jeewanjee, Founder & CEO of Insure123.com an Escalon Services company. who joined remotely from the Silicon Valley. A productive exchange of ideas was commemorated by ending the ceremony with distribution of mementos for the panel of speakers by the Guest of Honor and Kanwal Masroor (Founder and Country Direct CxO Global Forum).

Speaking on the occasion, Masroor said, it is the vision of CxO Global Forum to become a league of thought leaders and global analysts, who not only contribute to the knowledge economy but also play a vital role in the digital transformation and corporate ecosystem of Pakistan, creating a positive influence on the economy. 

Chairman STZA, Hashmi applauded the efforts of CxO Global Forum in arranging the event. It was acknowledged by all the stakeholders present at the event that such engagement between industry and the government is integral towards making Pakistan an international gamechanger. 

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