Friday, October 15, 2004

Internet Media City for Karachi

The Government of Pakistan has signed an agreement with UAE to setup three Internet Media Cities in the country: Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad.

Good for Mr. Mustafa Kamal, IT Minister for Sindh. For the rest of us, we should wait and see how the project materializes before getting all enthusiastic about it. The Internet Parks (yes, those glossy buildings at Sharah-e-Faisal) have yet to prove their worth to the IT scene. Let us just hope that this new media city project is not a waste of the hard-earned and accumulated national exchequer.

I fail to see the logic behind opening one up in Islamabad. An Internet Media City in Sialkot, Faisalabad or even Peshawar would be feasible. Feasible in terms of spreading IT literacy amongst the masses. The only feasibility feature of Islamabad is the inflow of some real hard cash.
What do you guys think?

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