President of Pakistan invites Microsoft

12 12 2007

Pakistan Times

DAVOS (Switzerland): President General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday invited Microsoft to invest in Pakistan and to use it as a hub of IT activity in the region.

President Musharraf in a meeting with Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates invited him to take benefit of the conducive investment climate in the country and invest in Pakistan.

He said Pakistan was fast becoming one of the hubs of IT and provided highly qualified professional manpower. He informed him of the initiatives taken by the government in the IT sector and the progress on e-commerce and e-governance.

Bill Gates :
Bill Gates said Microsoft will help Pakistan achieve its objectives in IT.

He said the Gates Foundation, working under the United Nations in the health sector, can further expand its scope and asked for proposals from the government to identify the sectors where it could concentrate.

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