Pakistani tech experts predict that China, which is rapidly developing in high-end industries, would serve as Pakistan’s IT development model in the near future.
China has achieved remarkable advancements in both research and development and training of human resources, according to Naveed Iftikhar, co-founder of Atomcamp (R&D). He stressed that Pakistan needs to collaborate with China more in order to build its human resources and increase its R&D.
Pakistan might take a cue from China’s long history of human resource development and its large investments in training and education initiatives.
Pakistani tech experts predict that China will serve as Pakistan’s IT development model for the foreseeable future due to its rapid advancements in high-end industries like artificial intelligence (AI), nanotechnology, quantum computing, and other related fields.
Hussain Nadim, a well-known IT specialist and the founder of a 5G Internet observatory, claims that Pakistan places a high priority on physical development initiatives like infrastructure and dams. As a leader in areas such as artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, quantum computing, and others, China, in contrast, “dominates in R&D,” he said.
Hussain Nadim asserted,
“We could achieve wonders to advance our technical prowess even with 1% of Chinese tech cooperation. He contends that Pakistan needs to “de-securitize” the industry and place greater attention on its business, commercial, and training facets.”
Technical and information technology corridors are necessary for Pakistan’s future and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, he added.
According to an interview with Hamza Saeed Orakzai, Director of Planning and Regulatory Affairs for the Special Technology Zone Authority (STZA), “We inaugurated the first China Pakistan Science and Technology Center in Beijing around two months ago.”
About 5,000 delegations and technology businesses from China participated in a webinar we recently organised.
He argued that the country’s sizable youth population should be made to learn Chinese while also being compelled to speak English in order to properly align Pakistan with the two largest economies in the world, China and the US.
He asserted that STZA was sparing Chinese companies the trouble of making ten separate trips to various government offices in order to rapidly secure licences so they could begin operations in Pakistan.
These companies can open for business right away by visiting STZA, digitally registering, and skipping the roughly six months-long process of clearing several regulatory hurdles. Hamza Saeed predicts that more Chinese IT firms will soon enter the Pakistani tech market thanks to STZA.