The KPITB has been mandated to establish Special Technology Zone Mardan (STZ). The STZ Mardan aims to develop technology-driven knowledge ecosystem and also to encourage the hi-technology innovative solutions and futuristic entrepreneurship. The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa believes that STZ Mardan will not only boost the province economy but also create employment opportunities for the ICT graduates to up skill their capabilities. It will establish a provincial network of Special Technology Zones and will attract foreign investors, universities and training institutes to collaborate in the ICT sector to bring innovation and revolution.Special Tecnology Zone Authority (STZA) is established by the federal government under an ordinance promulgated in December 2020 which has a mandate to develop Technology Destinations (Special Technology Zones) across Pakistan. The aim of these technology zones is to build a technology-driven knowledge ecosystem that will enhance Pakistan’s IT potential and set the country on the new roadmap of an innovative and tech-driven future for shared prosperity & inclusive growth.

  • To create job opportunities and enhance the youth digital skills to achieve high tech industrial growth.
  • To connect and bridge the gap between the academic and the ICT sector.
  • To promote entrepreneurship & innovation
  • To promote the establishment of the BPO industry.
  • To promote knowledge based economy through a sustainable ecosystem dcsigne6 to facilitate the business development of ICT companies.
  • This zone will enhance the High-technology exports of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and it will cater the technology transfer.
  • Special Technology Zone will play a significant part in the establishment of national collaborative knowledge based ecosystem.
  • This project will bring the government, universities, researchers and development entities under one roof for the development purposes.