Islamabad, July 19, 2019 (PPI-OT): During the past week, Vice President of Huawei Group Mark Xueman visited several federal ministers and secretaries. Mark expressed his gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for their support to Huawei and willingness to do more for information communication technology (ICT) sector of Pakistan.
Since entering Pakistan in 1998, Huawei has maintained robust growth and contributed to Pakistan’s overall ICT industry development. Today, Huawei employs about 1,600 people in the country, 91% of whom are Pakistani nationals. In 2019, Huawei is planning to build up Huawei Pakistan’s new head office in Islamabad and expand its Technical Support Center while creating 600 new job opportunities.
During the meeting with the Pakistan higher officials, Mark committed to cultivating local talent in Pakistan through programs like the Huawei ICT Academy, Huawei ICT Competition and Teacher’s ICT Training program. He further briefed that Huawei has already established 15 ICT Academies and is planning to establish another 7 and cultivate 3,000 talented individuals in 2019.
In the Huawei ICT Competition 2018-2019 Global Finals in July at Shenzhen, China, Pakistani students secured the second position out of the 49 teams from 30 countries. Pakistani higher officials, while appreciating Huawei’s continued engagement in Pakistan, expressed the desire that the company would support in developing and upgrading the information technology (IT) sector in the country.
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