A high level meeting took place between Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) officials with various stakeholders including STZA, universities and trade-body representatives. Shabbir Mansha Acting President FPCCI welcomed STZA’s initiatives in facilitating the establishment of tech zones and pinned his hopes that STZA will announce the establishment of a Special Technology Zone for Karachi soon.
Amer Hashmi Chairman STZA, apprised the business community that the Authority is working on a Triple Helix Model of Innovation to enable collaboration between Industry, Government & Academia to take a holistic and time-proven approach from the success stories of technology parks from around the world.
Chief Commercial Officer STZA Javaid Iqbal, also briefed that the required legislative cover in the form of an act of Parliament has been provided to STZA and it has already launched Special Technology Zones in Lahore, Islamabad and Haripur (KPK). Subsequently, STZA will launch Special Technology Zones in Sindh, Balochistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan.