Mobile World Congress (MWC) is the biggest telecom event of the year which was held in Barcelona, Spain from March 2nd to 5th this year.
Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), an apex body of Ministry of Information Technology, set-up a Pakistan Pavilion with leading mobile applications companies of Pakistan at the exhibition.
For the first time in the history of MWC, a Pakistan Pavilion was facilitated and set-up by the Pakistan government. IT companies of Pakistan showcased their expertise in mobile applications development through demos of their retail mobile apps, healthcare mobile apps, games, and mobile cash and self-care applications.
Minister of State for Information Technology, Mrs. Anusha Rahman Khan while speaking on the occasion said,
“MWC is the biggest telecom event of the year for telcos and mobile apps companies. This is the first time Pakistan has set up a pavilion displaying Pakistan’s expertise in the IT sector and we will in- sha-allah set-up an even bigger pavilion in 2016 with more participation from IT companies of Pakistan”.
Talking about the ministry’s vision, she said,
“Our vision is to put in place an accelerated digitization ecosystem to enable socio-economic development, to expand knowledge-based economy and to spur the economic growth.
I invite IT investors and customers to consider Pakistan’s IT industry for investment and outsourcing at substantial cost savings for the same IT service quality and standards as in other countries and to capitalize on the economic growth in the local economy.”
The Pakistan Pavilion attracted many foreign visitors and the exhibition created significant awareness about Pakistan’s IT industry and it’s potential.