Int’l IT Company Affinity starts investing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: Bangash

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Adviser to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Information Technology Ziaullah Bangash said that the provincial government was taking concrete steps to develop the IT sector and provide employment opportunities to the youth in the sector.
These views were expressed by Ziaullah Bangash while addressing a function held in connection with the signing of an agreement between the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board and the international IT Company Affinity. The agreement was signed by Dr. Ali Mahmood, Managing Director, IT Board and an official of Affinity in the presence of Ziaullah Bangash, Advisor on Science and Information Technology.
According to the agreement, Affinity Company is setting up a sub-office in Peshawar with the help of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board, which will not only allow the company to start regular investments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, but also provide employment opportunities to the local population.
Secretary Science and Information Technology Humayun Khan, Director IT Board Asim Jamshed, Digital Jobs Project Project Manager Muhammad Bilal and officials of Affinity Company were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the function, Advisor on Science and Information Technology Ziaullah said it was a great achievement of the provincial government to expand the business of an international IT company like Affinity to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa under the direction of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and the efforts of Provincial Finance Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra.
Referring to the agreement, the Chief Minister’s Adviser said that the process on all matters and documents with Affinity has been completed. He said that the MoU would be signed soon with Chief of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Mahmood Khan at the Chief Minister’s House in Peshawar along with EFTI Chief Zia Chishti.
According to him, this initiative will provide employment to about 150 youth of the province in the field of IT. The Science and Information Technology Adviser thanked Zia Chishti, Head of Affinity, for the support extended to him and his company by the provincial government in providing all facilities and developing the IT sector and assured full cooperation in initiatives.