Pakistan sweep the Oscars with seven Merits!

October 15, 2010 at 10:25 pm 4 comments

Press Release: At the 10th International Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Pakistan team had seven reasons to smile tonight. Out of 16 APICTA categories the P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES) delegation picked up 7 Merit Awards (the APICTA Silver equivalent).  These included Runners up Awards in Security Applications, E-Inclusion and E-Community, Financial Applications, Communications, E-Government and E-Health categories. In the last three years P@SHA delegations to APICTA have been making their presence felt but this is the first year in the history of the APICTA Awards that the Pakistan name was called 7 times across 6 diverse categories.

“We have always known that Pakistani technology companies are doing great work for customers in Pakistan and globally so this simply is an acknowledgement of their hard work and credentials at an international level by an international panel of respected judges”, said Ms. Jehan Ara, President P@SHA at the closing ceremony of the APICTA Awards in Kula Lumpur.

“7 awards at an international world class event like APICTA is a testament to the collaborative effort put together by the P@SHA delegation, P@SHA mentors, member companies and Pakistani participants” said Badar Khushnood, the Pakistan Google Country Consultant who also took the role of an APICTA Judge this year.

“The P@SHA ICT Awards and the APICTA Award is a great way to build credentials in the Asian market for a company like ours”, said Fraz Wahlah, Director Alliances, CureMD, Pakistan.

To represent Pakistan at the APICTA Awards each of these companies picked up the winner or runner up award at the P@SHA ICT Awards 2010 that have now matured as the flagship IT and ITeS sector industry event in Pakistan.

Given below is the list of Asia Pacific ICT Awards Merit Awards from Pakistan from the Kula Lumpur event tonight where Dr. Mahatir Mohammed was the Chief Guest and the recipient of the first ever APICTA Life Time Achievement Award.

Security Application – Silver, Merit
Product: 10G VoIP Monitoring Solution
CARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)

E-Inclusion and E-Community – Silver, Merit
Product: Automated Business Machines
Aerocar Transaction Machines

E-Inclusion and E-Community Application – Silver, Merit
Product: Touch XS
Solo Tech

Financial Industry Applications – Silver, Merit
Product: Rendezvous 4.0
Avanza Solutions

Communications – Silver, Merit
Product: Software Defined Radio
CARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)

E-Government – Silver, Merit
Product: CARE Digital Radio Surveillance Equipment
CARE (Center for Advanced Research in Engineering)

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  • 2. Fariha Akhtar  |  October 16, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I’m feeling so glad even at the thought of how it must have felt hearing Pakistan’s name 7 times at such a prestigious tech event. All these teams deserve to be welcomed on their return home the same way we welcome our sport stars 🙂

  • 3. Arbab  |  October 17, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Great Achievement. Proud of them. The more we improve our domestic setup the more awards we can win at higher stages. And i think its just reflecting the efforts put by PASHA and these guys.

  • 4. Zia Imran  |  October 17, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Awesome. This is so great. 16 Categoreis and our name got called 7 times, that is almost 50%. I have been a judge at APICTA and it is no joke competing against the likes of Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailnad and the like. These countires have much more economic power and we doing so well against them, this is truly a proud moment for Pakistani tech industry.


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