Australian and Pakistani IT companies explored business opportunities

BYYasir Rehman


Australian and Pakistani IT companies have explored the business opportunities in both countries as both Australia and Pakistan heavily focused on digitization of the economy.

Pakistan High Commission in coordination with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney and in Melbourne Wednesday organized Virtual IT Delegation Meeting (VITDM) on Information/Cyber Security between IT companies of Australia and Pakistan. Around 16 Pakistani and 25 Australian companies participated who were provided opportunity to present their profiles while making the sales pitch.

Mr. Ron Gauci, CEO of Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), Dr. Mukarram Khan, DG (Cyber Vigilance Division) from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with their team and officials from Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) attended the virtual meeting, said a statement issued by Pakistan High Commission.

Mr. Babar Amin, Pakistan High Commissioner while welcoming the participants underlined the importance of engagement in IT sector which could play a pivotal role in enhancement of overall bilateral trade between Pakistan and Australia.

Mr. Ron Gauci briefed that federal and state governments in Australia are heavily investing digitization of various sectors with increased focus on Cyber Security.

“Pakistani companies have great opportunities for engaging in public and private sectors in Australia as the Commonwealth government has allocated A$1.7 billion to be spent on cyber security over a period of ten years”, he added.

Dr. Mukarram Khan, DG Cyber Vigilance Wing in PTA briefed on various regulatory and infrastructure facilitation being provided by the organization to private sector IT related companies in Pakistan in support of their engagement with the international market.

In its ongoing initiative. High Commission has been holding a series of such meetings in past. The High Commission has now started focused sectoral B2B meetings between companies for cooperation in specific areas.

It was also decided to organize another sectoral meeting on a different area in near future.

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