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Kalia to boost it exports

 By FARAZ SIDDIQUI
Aug 28 - Sep 03, 2000

Kalia Group has recently established its software house KalSoft(Pvt)Ltd with an ambition to boost the IT export and to give an IT-edge to Pakistan by plugging the IT opportunities the worldover.

Addressing the press conference, Mr Hanif S. Kalia, Chairman Kalia Group has enlightened the achievements of Kalia Group. He said that KalSoft would be a step forward for the development of software export and IT in the country by entering in new software markets. KalSoft(Pvt) Ltd is basically a software house having its focus on e-based application and E-commerce development. It has been incorporated with the intention of undertaking Software Development of all kinds and to promote Pakistan as an emerging software market. KalSoft has developed KalPoint.Com to provide free services to the users.

He further said that KalSoft has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with a Singapore based dotcom company for the software development and marketing. He further said that KalSoft is determined to explore the software markets for Pakistan in countries like Europe, United States of America, Australia and Malaysia.

Khurram H. Kalia, Director of software development said that KalSoft would provide complete assistance to promote e-commerce in Pakistan. He described the three categories of e-commerce as Business to Business(B2B), Business to consumer (B2C) and Consumer to Consumer (C2C). He said that KalSoft excels at business Software Development and web development for C2C, B2C and B2B portals. KalSoft is not only intended to export quality software but will create equal employment opportunities to young and qualified professionals.

He also described the services offered by Kalpoint.com to the users at absolutely free of cost. He also referred Kalpoint.com as a social service with its exclusive matrimonials, job opportunities and other services to the users. Our mission is to introduce Pakistan into IT world, KalSoft is also intended to attain ISO 9001 certification and attain atleast CMM Level3, he added.

Giving introduction of Ko-Ordination Group (KG), Mr. Iqbal Kasbati, Vice Chairman KG, said, KG has been established to promote IT education and training in particular and common welfare in general. He said that due to significant nature KG has been doing great job for IT promotion in country by scheduling different programmes and Institutions to create IT awareness among youth and ladies. Financial assistance programmes, workshops and a number of activities are being performed under this platform for IT development in the countries.