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Pakistan DigitalCity in Haripur: Megaproject of KPK Government

Written by Umar Farooq
(Last Updated On: 03/10/2018)

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has launched a mega-project and this time it is the plan of establishing Digital City in Pakistan. It is first of its kind project and it will be located behind Margala Hills Islamabad in Haripur. The site is already known for its scenic and beautiful natural sceneries. The place happens to be near Islamabad which grants it easy access to new International Airport of the capital city.

It has been planned by the Kpk government that competitive and developed land will be leased to business and technology firms while KPITB is in the process of collection of feedback and requirements of all potential investors to provide industry-specific requirements for the development of Digital City.

Click on the link below to find the form which you can fill to tell government about your requirements / feedback.

Digital City Form for Feedback / Requirements

The key players that should definitely invest in this new digital city mega-project include:

  1. Electronic Manufacturers
  2. Computer and mobile manufacturers (including peripheral manufacturers)
  3. Semiconductor and alike electronic Manufacturers
  4. Video, Audio, wearable device manufacturers
  5. Software Houses
  6. Academic Institutions including Universities and their campuses
  7. Technology Incubators
  8. Industry of Hospitality Services
  9. Linguistic Training Providers
  10. Business Process outsourcing organizations

It is pertinent to mention that KPK education minister has announced that first-ever tech University of KPK is planned to be built in Haripur. It seems that government of KPK aims to promote digital entrepreneurship in the province and a megaproject such as Digital City is the proof. If this project launched successfully, it is going to change the landscape of KPK forever. The province’s digital economy currently is rather scattered and this will be a huge opportunity to bring it together to a large central place which is facilitated by the government itself.

About the author

Umar Farooq

Umer Farooq is a hobbyist British writer and likes to write about Politics, Sports, Fashion and Technology. Having secured a Master’s degree in Executive Leadership from University of Ulster UK, he has a firm grip on current issues writing. Research also is one of the his favourite areas and it came natural to him.

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