As part of the KP 4.0 digital agenda, KPK’s advisor to the Chief Minister on Science and Technology, Zia Ullah Bangash, revealed Thursday that Pakistan’s first innovation park will be constructed in Peshawar. The park will house offices for a variety of IT enterprises, allowing diverse IT organisations to collaborate and share knowledge and expertise.
According to the minister, “KP 4.0 Connecting The Dots” is a 10-year vision for science, technology, and innovation that aims to align Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with the challenges and opportunities of the fourth industrial revolution while also providing the best possible opportunities in the science and technology sector to the youth.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has had a lot of “firsts” recently. It was the first province to establish a cryptocurrency advisory committee, the first to legalise it, the first to mine Bitcoin, the first to provide a universal health insurance programme for all of its residents in the form of the Sehat Insaf Card, the first to become a digital city and the first to build a motorsports arena in Pakistan. If the newest plan to construct an innovation park succeeds in persuading burgeoning IT companies to set up shop in KPK, it might usher in a new era of advancement in IT and related technologies.