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January 3, 2020

Samina Alvi stresses need for excelling in computer technology


January 3, 2020

The wife of President Dr Arif Alvi, Samina Alvi, said on Thursday that the government is doing great things in the field of information technology as computers have taken over operations in almost all the occupations.

She said President Alvi was also interested in training the people of the country in IT and the government had called in experts from the Silicon Valley to teach the locals here.

She was speaking at the inauguration of a computer laboratory at the Rehnuma Campus of the Skills Valley Institute. The lab was donated by the Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC).

Samina said training was also necessary along with education because usually people do not land jobs soon after their graduation but if they have a skill and have received some training, the chances of getting an employment increase.

In a statement, the SSGC said the company always focused on education under its corporate social responsibility (CSR). “The company, being one of the most prominent utility providing organisations of the country, finds it necessary to make an effort for the betterment of the society. Sheer dedication and hard work can help a person transform his or her life for the better,” the statement said.

It added that the SSGC decided to partner with the Rehnuma Trust by providing them monetary support for Xion Computers. The trust has been involved in providing schooling to the children of Sherpao Basti, an underprivileged area of Karachi.

“Quality education, being one of the core areas of the Trust, is an area that SSGC believes needs increased focus. Therefore, SSGC decided to donate a computer lab to the trust with 15 Xion computers.”

Addressing the ceremony, Shahbaz Islam, a spokesperson for the SSGC, said the gas utility believed in developing sustainable CSR partnerships so that its efforts continued to bear fruits over a long period of time.

He added that the company would continue to focus its efforts on dedicated CSR activities, with the vision to shape the youth of Pakistan into highly talented and intellectual individuals.

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