• 17 Aug, 2017
  • Infrastructure, Capacity Building

Project Description

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board - KPITB in collaboration with the KP Health Department signed an agreement with COMSATS Internet Services for establishing and operating a Telemedicine Center in Behali, District Manshera. The facility will be extended across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The ceremony was chaired by the Senior Minister for Health and Information Technology, Mr. Shahram Khan.


  • 27 Jul, 2017
  • Infrastructure, Capacity Building

Project Description

KPITB has launched its Durshal (a pushto word for doorstep/gateway) centers all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Durshal centers are envisioned to link communities with the growing opportunities in technological developments. In addition, Durshal centers aim to advance entrepreneurship with a view to promote inclusion, particularly of women and other disadvantaged groups. So far KP IT Board has established Durshals in Mardan, Swabi, Swat and Peshawar while the process has been initiated for remaining 3 locations.Durshal Government Innovation Lab is a platform for launching the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program and aims to bring about the much needed technological revolution in the province. Durhsal provides a vital link between the local governments, tech industry, IT entrepreneurs and investors to anchor KP’s digital transformation.

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  • 27 Jul, 2017
  • Infrastructure, Capacity Building

Project Description

KP-CERC is the first of its kind project, pioneering new cyber security technologies and programs; ensuring a safe cyber space for the citizens. KP-CERC will comprise of two wings: (a) Counter & Response wing (b) Research & Development wing. The purposes of both wings collectively will be to provide pro-active and reactive response towards any kind of cyber-attacks. The Counter and Response wing will cater to the need of responding to the ever-increasing rate of Cyber-attacks on national, organizational and individual level. The purpose of this initiative is to introduce Cyber Security as a field of research and study all across the country and to standardize each and every institution in compliance with proposed Cyber Security certifications. It will provide a platform in capacity building of the cyber security professionals in order to strengthen organizations and to establish a facility for countering Cyber Attacks at individual, organizational and national level.


  • 10 Jul, 2017
  • Infrastructure

Project Description

In Abbottabad, KPITB has acquired 22 kanals of land for construction of purpose-built IT Park that will provide the companies with required eco-system. Abbottabad is uniquely placed on the CPEC route and has close proximity to the Capital. The topographic survey, master-planning and architectural designing of the IT Park and Mini-Technology Estate at Abbottabad is completed. The feasibility study for the structural design, BOQ, estimated cost and revenue-equity sharing model for the IT Park is in process subsequent to which the project will be developed on public private partnership basis. The Mini-Technology estate will house IT companies on the BOT models where the companies will construct their own purpose built buildings and land will be given by KPITB on lease basis. Abbottabad is being marketed to Data Center service providers and cloud service providers including financial institutions and telcos. The operational expense of data centers for cooling takes over the initial setup costs. For this reason Amazon, Facebook and other companies have shifted their data centers to colder climate areas. Abbottabad's mini-Technology Estate is promoted for housing data centers with the advantage of relatively colder climate than the rest of the country. The fiber optic connectivity along the CPEC route, the hydel source of electric power (clean energy source) and its climate will also benefit companies in terms of long-term operational expense at Abbottabad


  • 10 Jul, 2017
  • Infrastructure

Project Description

KPITB has established two IT Parks, one in Peshawar and another in Abbottabad, in the year 2012 and 2013 respectively. There are about 90 IT companies in our IT parks in Abbottabad and Peshawar. Current employment generated by KPITB through these IT companies is 748 (Peshawar – 570 and Abbottabad – 178). So far, these IT Parks are housed in rental buildings. KPITB supports IT Park resident companies through 80% subsidies on rent, power and provide them free internet.


  • 10 Jul, 2017
  • Infrastructure

Project Description

Technology City at Rashaki Special Economic Zone: The provincial government has approved establishing Technology City at the Special Economic Zone Rashakai.

The facility will have Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC), Software development cluster, Academic Cluster, Expo Center and R&D, Innovation and Acceleration Hub. It is pertinent to note that India have setup 30 EMCs and their plan is to establish 200 by 2025 in different states where every state provides their own state-lead incentives along with the federal government's packages. At Rashakai we are doing the same - providing developed infrastructure in the special economic zone where federal and provincial governments have provided their incentives. The KPITB is developing the Technology City in partnership with KPEZDMC. The SEZ at Rashakai spans over 1000 acres, housing our Technology City at 100 acres and other industries in the remaining 900 acres, with a plan to be extended to 4000 acres with its local power generation and distribution through a local grid. KPITB has established MOUs with various Chinese EMS firms, China's largest accelerators, the Hardware Accelerator and their C9 (equivalent to US Ivy League) member universities to partner with local partners at the Technology City.

KP IT Board is in the process of signing an MoU with CRBC (China Roads & Bridges Corporation) for conducting the feasibility of the Technology City in SEZ Rashakai.