The economic future is tied to IT growth: FCCI

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FAISALABAD – The economic future is directly linked to the rapid growth of the information technology sector.

This was stated by the President of Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), Dr. Khurram Tariq during a meeting with Prof. Dr. Robina Farooq, Vice Chancellor of Government College Women University Faisalabad (GCWUF), Tuesday.

He said, “We need to transform our universities into technology-focused institutes. We need to promote Faisalabad as an IT hub so that it can be promoted and recognized globally. We must not delay and immediately start working on this emerging segment to reap its dividends in the coming years. He stressed the need to create harmony between industry and academia, and stressed the need for a balanced approach in policy formulation.

Dr. Khurram Tariq proposed a complete technological ecosystem for a complete, organized and balanced development of the different sectors. He said, “We need to take the lead from Faisalabad in launching an achievable and result-oriented IT program in collaboration with academia and in this regard, industry-academia councils could be constituted without any craving for titles or of offices.

Professor Dr Robina Farooq introduced the GCWUF and said it was making serious efforts to build links between industry and academia. “That alma mater produced skilled female entrepreneurs who now earn $50,000 a month working from home,” she added.

A DOZEN DACOITS LOOT HOUSE

More than a dozen dacoits ransacked a citizen’s house in the Sandal Bar police station area.

Police said on Tuesday that as many as 13 bandits broke into M Saif’s house at Chak No.60-JB Shahbaz Pur late Monday night and took the family members hostage at gunpoint.

They looted Rs 400,000 cash, 6 tola gold jewellery, LEDs, blankets, wristwatches and other valuables at gunpoint and escaped from the scene with loot. The police registered a case and opened an investigation.

Meanwhile, a 30-year-old man was electrocuted while cutting grass by a machine in Muzaffargarh. The victim identified as Sabir succumbed to his injuries while being transferred to Rangpur Rural Hospital. According to hospital sources, he was dead when he was taken to hospital. The body was handed over to his heirs who refused to have the autopsy performed.

LOOT HOUSE THIEVES IN BRIGHT DAY

Three thieves looted cash worth hundreds of thousands of rupees along with jewelery on Tuesday after leaving a housekeeper seriously injured as she resisted, police said. The incident happened on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m.

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