Pakistan Vision 2025 drives future cities growth

The new initiative aims to drive future cities development and encourage economic growth.

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Pakistan Vision 2025 drives future cities growth Ahmad: "Urban leaders in Pakistan are at the forefront of using citywide digital transformation to deliver better public services, good governance, safer cities, and economic prosperity."
By  Alexander Sophoclis Pieri Published  May 26, 2017

According to an announcement made by SAP, Pakistan Vision 2025 and the China Pakistan Economic Corridor are driving investments in future cities development, as well as promoting economic growth.

With expectations that half of Pakistan to live in cities by 2025, projections taken from the United Nations, the China Pakistan Economic Corridor partnership is reportedly investing in several future city projects in Islamabad.

According to the global enterprise technology specialist, Pakistan has positioned itself to take advantage of several new technologies, such as 3D printing, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Several verticals within the country are taking advantage of these technologies, such as government, healthcare, logistics and transportation sectors.

SAP also recently appointed Saquib Ahmad as county manager, for SAP Pakistan.

Commenting on the country, Ahmad shared: "Pakistan's cities face complex challenges that require innovative thinking and vision to reinvent how the country tackles economic, social, and environmental issues. Urban leaders in Pakistan are at the forefront of using citywide digital transformation to deliver better public services, good governance, safer cities, and economic prosperity."

Boasting over 16 years of experience working within the region's IT sector, Ahmad's new role will focus on driving novel digital business models in Pakistan, as well supporting digital economy growth.

Gergi Abboud, managing director for the Gulf and Pakistan at SAP, shared: "Pakistan is a strategic growth market for SAP, and we are exchanging global best practices in using real-time technology to deliver clean, safe, and competitive cities. Saquib Ahmad has the experience, leadership, and disruptor vision to drive public-private partnerships that support Pakistan Vision 2025."

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