The Annual P@SHA ICT Awards 2012 were held this year at Lahore’s Pearl Continental on October 10. This is the ninth year of these awards taking place. The awards are considered to be premier award ceremony in the ICT industry celebrating Pakistan’s entrepreneurship and Information Technology talent. This year, the P@SHA ICT Awards carried the theme “Innovation Beyond Limits” to appreciate and highlight the upcoming talent and potential IT leaders. This year, P@SHA ICT Awards received entries from more than 100 candidates and out of them only the most deserving were chosen to be awarded by the jury.
Jehan Ara, President of P@SHA said:
“The judges are becoming tougher and tougher each year and are awarding recognition to only the best in each category. If they think that entries in a particular category do not warrant giving out an Award they reduce the number of awards given. We are delighted with some of the entries received this year and are looking forward to taking the winners to Brunei to compete regionally against the best software applications in the Asia Pacific.”
According to the new Chairman of P@SHA, Naseer Akhter, the new talent in ICT sector needs nurturing and recognition of their hard work. This is where P@SHA’s ICT Awards come in to fill the gap. The winners of these awards will be made to participate on behalf of P@SHA as delegates to various regional and international ICT Awards fares and events, including APICTA (Asia Pacific ICT Awards) in Brunei. There will be other leading IT countries taking part including Australia, Sri Lanka, India, Korea, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and others. The APICTA event will be held this year in December from 2nd to 5th of the next month.
The winners and their details will be presented subsequently in future posts for the benefit of those who are interested to get to know Pakistani innovative talent more closely.