Masterplan for Pakistan’s first ‘digital city’ to be finalized in October

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government will finalize in October the masterplan for Pakistan’s first Digital City, which it expects to serve as a hub for high technology, innovation, and create thousands of new jobs. Pakistan Digital City will be located in Haripur district of KP, a province which for years was a site of militancy and military operations and only in the recent past regained stability.

Nearly 4.5 hectares of land had already been allotted for the project and more will be procured when it expands. Private investors will be allowed to lease land. The hub is expected to generate some 30,000 new jobs at about 20 various high-tech operations — ranging from software manufacturers to hardware factories.

Source: Arab News PK