2011: A golden year for Pakistani IT

The year 2011 saw a number of positive developments in Pakistan’s Information and Technology (IT) industry, from app development to global recognition and a series of awards.

HIGHLIGHTS

Pakistan Fast Growth 25
In a first for the IT industry, the Pakistan Fast Growth 25, a ranking of fast growth companies, listed 10 IT companies on its index.

Official Game for ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup
Local development company, Mindstorm Studios developed the official game for the ICC 2011 Cricket World Cup.

Pak-India ICT Firms to enhance trade up to $5b
Pakistani and Indian IT committees held bilateral talks separately on both sides of borders in March – aimed at enhancing trade ties in the field of IT.

Netsol deal in India
Local ICT company Netsol engaged with Indian companies to provide applications for financial services.

Google grants to social innovators
Google granted $250,000 to Pakistan Software Houses Association for the P@SHA Social Fund

Pepper.pk mobile apps triumph
Local app developers, Pepper.pk hit the number one spot in Blackberry App World.

TenPearls wins Nokia contest twice
Pakistani IT firm TenPearls marked another record, beating out 800 entrants to bag second position and received a $50,000 cash prize at ‘Nokia & AT&T Innovators 2011 Contest’.

Pakistan Shines at APICTA
Pakistan was declared the winner of two gold and five silver awards at the 11th annual Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) 2011 in Pattaya, Thailand.

Congratulations to everyone for the successes!

http://tribune.com.pk/story/317436/2011-pakistan-it-industrys-golden-year/

In 2011 Google granted $250,000 for the P@SHA Fund for promotion of social innovation in Pakistan

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8 thoughts on “2011: A golden year for Pakistani IT

    • And every view, ‘Like’ and comment from fans like yourself keeps us going on a daily basis. Its a perfect balance alhamdolillah :)

  1. I am very glad that you guys r doing this..I often travel in different countries and I feel soooo proud when I interact with people and telling them about all the good news.Great feeling really.

    Thank you goodnews :-)

    • Dear Aafaq! Everytime you are abroad and want to make a pitch for Pakistan, just pull out your laptop and take them through Goodnews.pk – guaranteed to get a make an impact insha’Allah!

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