KP govt to promote video gaming industry: KP CM advisor

Peshawar   -  Advisor to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Science and Technology and Information Technology Ziaullah Bangash on Sunday said that IT Department was taking steps to reap real economic benefits from the gaming industry. 

He said the provincial government had been launching projects in IT sector to improve the economy through technology. There was no shortage of talent in the province and we would give best opportunities to the youth to make money, he added.

Bangash said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) was considering allocating a budget for promotion of gaming industry, which would train children for gaming industry and in development and introduce the best games to the world by working on new ideas. 

He said that gaming industry was one of the fastest growing industries in the world. KP ST&IT Department was taking practical steps to promote gaming industry in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, he added. 

About the future of games, Zia said that there were many virtual game companies in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. KP ST&IT Department had also invited gaming industry related companies from other cities of Pakistan to establish their set-up in the province. 

Regarding facilities, he said that provincial government will provide full support and assistance to anyone who wanted to set up gaming company in the province.  

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would soon host a virtual gaming tournament in which youth from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and all over Pakistan would participate, said Ziaullah Bangash.


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