Pakistan envoy lure Australian IT companies

“Digital Pakistan initiative” covers all sectors, including agriculture, health care, education, trade, commerce, government services, and financial services.

BYYasir Rehman


Pakistan High Commissioner to Australia, Babar Amin Wednesday invited Australian IT companies to take advantage of Fintech revolution in Pakistan as various sectors of the economy are being digitalized.

He was addressing the Virtual IT Delegation Meeting (VITDM), a B2B meeting between Pakistani and Australian IT companies in Fintech.

The event was organized by the High Commission in coordination with the Consulate General of Pakistan in Sydney and in Melbourne on 14 July 2021. This was the seventh meeting organized by the High Commission in the last nine months under the VITDM initiative.

The High Commissioner highlighted the Fintech revolution in Pakistan with IT based technology supporting banking and financial services. He informed about the Government’s ‘Digital Pakistan Initiative’ in areas of agriculture, healthcare, education, trade, and commerce.

The government’s ‘Ehsaas Programme’ was providing direct funding to the poor via Government to Person Payment. He further shared the incentives being provided by the government in Special Technology Zones for IT and Technological projects.

Mr. Ron Gauci, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) informed about the match making/networking opportunities being provided by AIIA in Fintech and other areas of information technology.

Mr. Ron Gauci, Chief Executive Officer of Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)

Around 14 Pakistani and 15 Australian entities participated in the meeting. During the meeting, the companies presented profiles of their companies and made sales pitch.

The High Commission has initiated sectoral wise meetings to promote cooperation between the two sides. The first sectoral meeting in the field of Information/Cyber security was held in March 2021. The aim of these meetings is to promote greater business opportunities in the field of IT between the two sides and provide Pakistani companies a B2B platform with their Australian counterparts.

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