News and Press Releases


His Royal Highness, Saudi Arabian Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Al Saud joins NetSol Technologies Inc. in ringing The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

New York, USA: The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) invited His Royal Highness, Saudi Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Al Saud and CEO and Chairman of NetSol Technologies Inc. (USA) Mr. Najeeb Ghauri to ring the NASDAQ closing bell in recognition and celebration of NetSol Technologies Inc’s 15th Anniversary as a public traded company and the successful continuation of its joint venture with Saudi Arabia's Atheeb Group, where HRH Prince Abdulaziz Ahmad Al Saud serves as founder and chairman.

The event took place on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the NASDAQ MarketSite on 43rd & Broadway, New York. CEO and Chairman of NetSol Technologies (Pakistan), Mr. Salim Ghauri and NetSol Technologies Inc Directors Shahid Javed Burki and Mark Caton were also especially invited to participate at this auspicious occasion.  This is the fifth time that NetSol Technologies Inc. has been invited by NASDAQ to ring the closing bell; an achievement exclusive to this Pakistani origin company.

The Opening and Closing Bell ceremonies at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York's Times Square serve as a platform to generate exposure for NASDAQ listed companies, in order to facilitate market achievers in making news announcements or celebrating corporate milestones.

Mobeen A. Chughtai I Manager Public Relations I NetSol Technologies Limited
Cell Phone: +92-345-5577225  Tel: +92-42 111 44 88 00  Fax: +92-42 35726740  Ext: 516
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National ICT Research and Development Awards 2013

The “National ICT Research and Development Awards 2013” is being launched to acknowledge the efforts of Pakistani organizations, researchers, academicians, professionals, engineers, etc. in the area of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) with the aim of encouraging the development of an ICT focused R&D culture in Pakistan.

Award Categories

  • ICT based Products/Systems/Applications.
  • Published Research Papers.

Award Description

Each award will consist of a certificate and a cash award as per following detail:

First Prize:                 Rs. 1.5 Million

Second Prize:             Rs. 1.0 Million

Third Prize:               Rs. 0.5 Million

In addition a grant up to Rs 2.5 million may be awarded to the winners (or the winning teams) through their parent institution(s) to pursue further R&D in a related area of interest.

How to Apply

The application forms for the awards should be submitted both in hard and soft forms. The hard copy of the form may be sent at the following address before the deadline:

General Manager (Monitoring)
National ICT R&D Fund
Ministry of Information Technology
6th Floor, HBL Tower
Jinnah Avenue, Blue Area

The soft copy of the application form and its enclosures may be sent at the following email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For further details please visit the website

Live Coverage - Revitalization of Pakistani IT Industry on 7th March @ 11 am (PST)

The Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom, inline with the efforts to extend all possible support to the IT industry is arranging a broad based consultation with IT Industry players on the revitalization of the IT Industry of Pakistan.

Senior government officials and industry professionals will be discussing possible options to ensure sustainable development of the local IT industry. Issues and challenges confronting the IT industry are also expected to be discussed at length and recommendations brainstormed. The session can be viewed live on 7th March, 2013 at 11:00 AM (PST).

You may join the live event at the following addresses:

For Laptops/Computers:             mms://

Mobiles:                                      rtsp://

Tablets:                                  (click itelecast live)

Kindly contact the following for technical support:

  • Shakeel Ahmed: 0334-8212072
  • Muhammad Umar: 0333-2849289
  • Muhammad Shahid: 0334-3564845
  • Live Support at the event on Skype:



Moving ahead with the vision to provide IT enabled office space to the IT/ITeS industry at the most affordable rent, a recently constructed five storey building with 81,000 sq. ft. of office space and state of the art amenities including direct bandwidth connectivity through optic fibre, backup power generation, central heating/air-conditioning and ample car parking has been converted by PSEB into a Software Technology Park, located at Plot Nos. 155-156, Service Road North, I-9/3, Islamabad.

It is a matter of great pleasure to inform you that the honorable Prime Minister of Pakistan will be gracing the inauguration ceremony of the said Software Technology Park to be held within few days (event date & time will be conveyed to you via invitation card).

PSEB member IT/ITeS companies are cordially invited to attend the inauguration ceremony. In this regard, you are requested to share list of attendees so that invitation cards can be dispatched to you immediately. Required information is names of attendees and respective designation. You are also requested to share name, designation and mailing address of the contact person so that we can dispatch the invitation cards. Requested information must be received positively by Monday, 4th March, 2013 via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

PSEB would like to thank all the companies that have shown interest in the new STP and looking forward to receiving expression of interest from remaining interested parties.


Sajid Iqbal

Manager Domestic Business
Pakistan Software Export Board
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex,
F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tele: + 92-51-9220812, 9204074 (Ext 102)
Fax: +92 51 9204075
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2nd Pak-China Business Forum Exhibition 2013

The second PakChina Business Forum exhibition would be held at the PakChina Friendship Centre between March 23-26, 2013. The event is organized by COMSATS and its Chinese Counterparts. The emphasis of the event is on renewable technologies, new energy technologies, information & communication technologies, water conservation, biomedical material and purification/sanitation. The 2012 PakChina exhibition was attended by 45,000 visitors and 500 international visitors. Moreover 25 MOUs were signed as per the information submitted by the event organizer.

The event provides an opportunity to interact with fellow exhibitors, prospective customers, and explore collaboration, cooperation possibilities in addition to developing necessary contacts for business solicitation. It is pertinent to note that many Chinese firms, including ones active in Pakistan are expected to exhibit at the event.

COMSATS is inviting IT companies to exhibit at the event and is offering special rates for attracting IT companies to the event. A 3x3 meter booth would cost Rs. 10,000.  More than one booth can be procured. Furthermore several sponsorship options are available to IT companies that may be interested in sponsoring the event for additional projection. If your entity is interested in exhibiting at the event, kindly fill out the form  at  pakchina business forum 2013.doc and submit to COMSATS by Feb 26, 2012. Further information on the event and sponsoring the event may be obtained at or alternately contact Mr. Zeeshan Haider, Public Relation Officer, COMSATS at 051-90495257.

Sulman Hassan 
Director International Marketing
Pakistan Software Export Board
2nd Floor, Evacuee Trust Complex, 
F-5, Agha Khan Road, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tele: +92-51-111-333-666 Ext: 112
Fax: +92-51-9204075