GILGIT: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated a state-of-the-art software technology park on Tuesday, said a statement by the ISPR.
“#COAS visited Skardu and Gilgit today. On arrival at Skardu, COAS was briefed on latest situation and operational preparations of FCNA troops deployed along #LOC. Interacting with officers and men, COAS appreciated their high morale, operational readiness,” read a statement from the ISPR.
“COAS emphasised to ensure highest levels of readiness for effectively responding to emerging threats. COAS also visited Gilgit and inaugurated state of the art Software Technology Park, an initiative of Special Communication Organisation (SCO). The facility will help create environment for research and innovation in the fields of #IT and defence communication by honing and harnessing the skills of our brilliant youth,” it added.
The military’s media wing said that the software park will serve as a ” trigger for development of cyber industry” in the area and that the establishment of IT clusters in remote areas will contribute to greater digitisation and development of these areas.