KPK: Microsoft considers establishing an innovation centre in Peshawar

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PESHAWAR: Microsoft considering establishing an Innovation Centre in KPK capital.

According to media reports, Microsoft is actually considering establishing a Microsoft Innovation Centre in Peshawar in association with the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Department. This proposal was revealed by Microsoft delegation during a meeting with the officials of the KPK Information Technology board.

However, previously Microsoft has two innovation centres in Karachi and Lahore; if established this would be the third centre in Pakistan. During the meeting, various prospect, possibilities and venues of collaboration and assistance among the Provincial IT Department, Microsoft and K-P IT Board for the promotion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in KPK was brought under discussion. A special focus on e-governance was the highlight of this meeting.

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This meeting was chaired by Secretary Science and Technology and Information Technology Syed Zafar Ali Shah chaired the meeting while on the other hand the Microsoft delegation was led by Microsoft Pakistan Country Manager Nadeem Ahmad Malik.

Moreover, the participants also discussed possibilities of collaboration and cooperation with regard to intellectual property rights. All participants agreed to the idea that a system will be developed under which youth and private entrepreneurship of KPK in the IT sector will be offered support.