Government of Pakistan Announces National Mobile App Competition

As we hinted you earlier, Government of Pakistan is now announced its National Mobile App Competition with primary aim is to engage talented IT professionals and youngsters in making Apps that will improve the Government services, transparency, and quality of work.

Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning Development and Reform, just updated his status on Facebook with details and said that competition will kick off with a launch ceremony tomorrow.

Microsoft Pakistan, Telenor Pakistan, Bahria University and Netsol are reported as strategic partners for the competition, while Huawei, IBM, Agile Solutions for Information Age, Jump Start Pakistan and Entrepreneurial Alliance are partners in the program.

While full details are to be disclosed tomorrow after the launch ceremony, through sources we know that there are at least five areas defined for which IT professionals, students, startups or anyone will be invited to submit their ideas.

Primary aim of competition is to engage talented IT professionals and youngsters in making Apps that will improve the Government services, transparency, and quality of work.

These five areas or categories include: Agriculture, Education, E-Governance, Health, Utilities.

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As mentioned above, government wants to utilise smartphone apps and 3G/4G technologies to straighten governance affairs on top of easing citizens’ lives.

Anyone can come ahead and submit their ideas from these categories defined to take part in the competition.

Ahsan Iqbal said that the winners will be attached to top technology companies to further refine/finalize their Apps along with cash prizes and giveaways.

The registrations will open after the launch ceremony tomorrow.

Keep watching this space to get more details about the competition.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Saeed Baloch

    If gov. invest $1 Billion of BISP in IT espacially in mobile app/game development then our IT revenue may hike upto $20 dollar by the end of this gov. tenure. mostly foreign companies do not trust small IT companies due to security situation of PAK else it is way better cheaper than US markets. we are working with an american client and after 1.5y of agreement we are still feel like we have a fresh contract with him. if our few companies could make apps like snapchat or any other famous app or game then a huge lump of money can be collected just look at Whatsapp. that single app was sold in more than our whole federal reserves and same is with snapchat. only few apps can make our country rich. Alas, there were few visionary leaders who could think of it or at least can work on ideas of the other people.

    • Saeed Baloch

      $20 Billion***

  • IrfanAmir

    At least they realized existence of IT in Pakistan.

  • Ahmed Habib

    hmm, but i am busy — will not takepart. :-)