The Country Manager of Microsoft Pakistan, Nadeem Malik, stated on Monday that Pakistan is among the countries where piracy rate of Windows OS is highest.
The under consideration “cyber law” is crucial to implement idea protection, ensure and respect Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and control the piracy trend, said Malik while addressing a briefing organized by Microsoft Pakistan with the theme “#UpgradeYourWorld campaign”.
The event was part of the campaign where benefits of optimum utilization of Windows 10, which has been globally launched recently, were shared.
The government needs to provide a conducive business environment in respect to taxation and policies, said Malik, adding that contrary to India, Information Technology industry boundaries are yet to be defined in Pakistan. He also announced windows prices in Pakistan have been decreased for the licensed customers to overcome the menace of piracy and make it affordable for talented people. He says that several projects of Microsoft to increase the CSR coverage and reach out the talent are under consideration with the government.
He further says that Pakistan has great potential, talent and absorption capacity. Every dollar spent on Microsoft products purchasing, bring $8 in the country economy.
The #UpgradeYourWorld campaign was launched in Pakistan in alliance with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to highlight the benefits of utilizing the latest Microsoft ‘Windows 10’.
The campaign started from the city of Bahawalpur on the 10th of November, 2015. This campaign later proceeded northwards, through various rural and urban areas of Pakistan, visiting prominent academic institutions in numerous cities and towns. The initiative concluded in Islamabad on the 20th of November, 2015.
Jebran of Microsoft Pakistan said that Microsoft is one of the pioneering multi-national IT enterprises, which has launched this campaign to enhance technology awareness in the rural areas of Pakistan, where professional exposure and learning experiences are being delivered.
On the global scale, the ‘UpgradeYourWorld’ campaign is being conducted throughout various significant cities such as; Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore, Beijing, New Delhi, Dubai, Nairobi, Berlin, Johannesburg, Madrid, London, Sao Paolo, and New York.