May 8: An investment of US$50 million is expected in the
IT sector during the next six months in the wake of a conference
on “Call Centre Investment Opportunities” held
here on Saturday. This was stated by Sindh Minister for
Information Technology Syed Mustafa Kamal while talking
to APP on Sunday.
He was optimistic that the day-long moot, held under the auspices of
the Sindh Information Technology Department, would pave the way for laying
the sound foundation for the call centre industry.
Mustafa Kamal believed that about 2000 call centres would be set up in
Karachi and other parts of the province within a year. He pointed out
that the pioneer of the call centre in the world, Gurujot Singh Khalsa,
was invited by the IT department to share his experiences with the participants
of the moot. Mr Khalsa, who is the president of the US-based firm Worldbridge
Connect, was the keynote speaker at the conference.