Pakistan has Potential to Emerge as Global IT player: VP Microsoft EMEA

Pakistan has Potential to Emerge as Global IT player: VP Microsoft EMEA
State Minister for IT & Telecom Division, Ms. Anusha Rahman presiding a meeting with SVP (Middle East & Africa Region) Microsoft Mr. Joesph Macri, with his team and Secretary IT Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarar to discuss the potentional of Microsoft investment in Pakistan

As part of the Microsoft strategy, it has been partnering with the governments to help them identify their real-time needs and to leverage technology in a way to address today’s pressing concerns, said a press statement issued by the company.

Microsoft said that current governments are facing unprecedented economic challenges and emphasized that they need to invest in long-term growth to secure the future.

Information and communications technology (ICT) holds enormous potential to create jobs, increase productivity, and launch a new era of sustainable economic growth. It can also help governments become more open and responsive to citizens and provide better public services at lower cost.

Foreseeing the unlimited potential of the Country; Joseph Macri, Vice President, EMEA Public Sector, is on a two-day visit to Pakistan. The objective of his visit is to meet government dignitaries and decision makers in the country and discuss prospects to increase productivity and efficiency with the latest solutions and innovation from Microsoft.

During the first day of his visit on Tuesday, he met with Ms. Anusha Rehman; the State Minister of IT for Federal Government, Mr. Akhlaq Ahmad Tarrar; Secretary IT of MOIT and Chairman Higher Education Commission of Pakistan; Mr. Imtiaz Ghani.

“Pakistan may have challenges of fewer resources and a swelling population but it has a potential to emerge as one of the world’s leading IT players with its 60% youth population ready to meet the challenges.” highlighted Anusha Rehman, IT Minister.

Joseph Macri, Vice President, EMEA Public Sector, Microsoft said, “Microsoft is working with key stakeholders in the country to make a Real Impact for a Better Pakistan. We and our partners work closely with government leaders, organizations and citizens to help them fully harness the power of the innovation with flexible solutions, programs and partnerships to meet local needs. Our objective is to foster innovation locally that can enable people to make a Real Impact for a Better Tomorrow.”

“At Microsoft, our vision is to help countries, governments and citizens move from “opportunities imagined” to ”opportunities realized” and will continue to play a pivotal role in facilitating Government and people to realize their full potential” commented Amir Rao, Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan.


  • Ammar Malik

    Oh shut up Microsoft. How about actually bringing your services here rather than talking bullshit?

    • Verronica

      or you better shut up Ammar. Microsoft is providing free suite of over 152 genuine Operating System to more than 120 public sector universities, That makes up to 50,000 students running Windows OS.

      • Verronica

        suite of over 152 software including Operating Systems

      • Ammar Malik

        Before opening your mouth (or hands), at least read the comment. I said ‘services’. An operating system isn’t a service. By service I meant Bing, X-Box, support for Surface products etc etc. Do Bing Maps work in Pakistan? Nops.

      • Raja Umer Zia

        lackey, of Microsoft Pakistan? Dreamspark, MSDNAA etc are global initiatives. Do try to make it sound like it was done especially for Pak. btw, they did it for pakistan AFTER even small countries like Ghana, Bhutan etc. Only Afghanistan is left now.

  • haseeb

    with absolute illitrate and inahilating services of anusha rehman. we pakistanis are going no where in it. anusha rehman dont know anything abt technology