Another gift for Karachi, Pakistan will be able to turn its short segment into a big one in the $500 Billion. Gaming and Animation industry of the World. Federal Minister IT Karachi: Saturday, 18th February 2023: Federal Minister for IT & Telecommunication Syed Amin-Ul-Haque has said that the establishment of the Center of Excellence in Gaming and Animation (CEGA) at NED University is a gift from the Ministry of IT to the youth of this city. The global game and animation market is worth more than $500 billion. Pakistan only accounts for 50 million dollars.
We hope that through the CEGA. Pakistan will be able to turn its short segment into a big one in the gaming and animation industry. At the MoU signing event held at NED University Karachi on Saturday, he made this statement. Asim Shahryar Husain, CEO of Ignite National Technology Fund, signed the MoU. A public sector company affiliated with Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) and Syed Ghazanfar Hussain, Registrar NED University Karachi.
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Another gift for Karachi, Ministry of IT & Telecom
The event was attended by officials from Ministry of IT & Telecom, Ignite, NED University Karachi and professionals from industry & academia.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Amin-Ul-Haque welcomed the establishment of CEGA, stating that; The establishment of the Center of Excellence for Gaming and Animation is a step in the right direction for the government’s commitment to promoting the development of Pakistan’s creative and technological industries.
Ministry of IT and Ignite National Technology Fund believe that Pakistan has great potential to meet both demand and supply side of the gaming and animation industry. We believe that this initiative will provide the necessary skills and platform to the youth of Pakistan to contribute to the gaming and animation industry while also aiding the country’s economy.
He said that the gaming and animation industry has seen tremendous growth owing to the availability of the internet, satellite TV, mobile devices, social media, and growing demand for entertainment, gaming, animation movies, and visual effects.
Another gift for Karachi, CEGA
CEGA will provide a platform to the tech and arts industry to come forward, learn and enhance their gaming and animation skills and will also aid the national economy to capture the market share in billion-dollar worldwide gaming and animation industry.
“I am glad that an important step is being taken towards the realization of this aspiration at this most major event today,” the IT Minister said, “in which I am building the foundation for the development and development of not only Karachi but also the country and the nation.”
Another gift for Karachi, Haque said, Karachi which contribute 67% of the revenue in the country’s economy i.e. runs the entire country. MQM is the only party which, whenever the power and resources were available. First did exemplary work for the urban areas of Sindh including Karachi.
He said; “The reason is that like many areas of IT, it has always been neglected in the past.
The State of the Art Center of Excellence in Animation and Gaming constructed at NED University. On 13,000 square feet will cost Rupees 1.5 billion and be operational in the following six months. According to the project’s details as described by the Minister of Information Technology.
Another gift for Karachi, Animation And Gaming Courses
The center will also host 20 start-ups every year, which will not only provide an ideal environment. The Talented with imaginative abilities but also provide an easy observation for new learners.
This center will also provide space to 50 companies working in gaming and animation. Which will enable them to do their work with better adaptation and technology and allow students to share their ideas and work methods with them. Practical opportunity to know will also be available.
This studio will enable our talented professionals to produce world-class gaming and animation project. With the help of state-of-the-art cameras and equipment.
Vice Chancellor NED University
Dr. Sarosh Hashmat Lodi, Vice Chancellor NED University, commended the initiative and stressed the importance of providing a dedicated platform. For youth to hone their gaming and animation skills. He said, “As an educational institution, we recognize the importance of fostering creativity and technical expertise among our youth. The gaming and animation industry is a dynamic and growing sector. CEGA has the potential to drive innovation and job creation in Pakistan”.
Another gift for Karachi, Syed Junaid Imam, Member IT MoITT, stated that the establishment of the Center of Excellence exclusively for Gaming and Animation (CEGA) by Ministry of IT & Telecom and Ignite National Technology Fund represents a significant step forward for the gaming and animation industry of Pakistan. Through CEGA as an enabler, our goal will be to take Pakistan’s gaming and animation. Exports to $500 million within the next five years.
Another gift for Karachi, Earlier in his welcome address, Asim Shahryar Husain, CEO Ignite stated that, “The aim of this program is to make Pakistan one of the key regional players in the gaming. Animation, and multimedia industry by providing proper equipment. Co-working facilities, and trainings over a period of five (5) years. CEGA has the potential to contribute significantly to the growth of the industry and to the country’s economy and exports.