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German software giant’s CEO lauds government’s effort to digitize governance in Pakistan

SAP CEO Christian Klein and PM Imran Khan. Photo: Files 

German software development giant Systems, Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP) CEO on Wednesday lauded the government’s efforts on digitisation of governance and economic.

In a meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the SAP CEO was also invited to establish laboratories in Pakistan. 

In the meeting, the German executive briefed PM Imran on SAP’s long association with the country over the past 20 years. He highlighted that the most significant project taken up by the German firm was of administering a digital system of salaries and pensions for the federal government.

“The Prime Minister also offered SAP to establish software labs in Pakistan to do software engineering work for SAP in Pakistan,” said the PM Office.

SAP CEO Klein lauded the Pakistan government’s focus on digitisation of governance and economic sectors in his meeting with the premier.

Klein expressed the company’s commitment to training young software engineers in Germany and using them for software development in Pakistan.

The meeting was also attended by Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) Syed Zulfiqar Abbas Bokhari, SAPM Dr Moeed Yusuf, Ambassador at Large on Foreign Investment Ali Jehangir Siddiqui.

Earlier, PM Imran also held a meeting with Chairman of Turkish company Çalık Holding Ahmet Çalık.

Advisor on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, SAPM Syed Zulfiqar Abbasi, SAPM Dr Moeed Yusuf, Ambassador at large on Investments Ali Jehangir Siddiqui were also present on the occasion. 

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