Press Release: 14 September 2017 Islamabad
Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA) has been working round the clock to assist and help the companies whose business was affected by the fire that engulfed the Software Technology Park (Awami Markaz) on 10 September 2017.
Chairman P@SHA Barkan Saeed was at the site on Sunday to assess the damage and start business recovery works; he said “We are saddened to witness the devastating fire at Software Technology Park (Awami Markaz) Islamabad and of the tragic loss of life and property. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones of the affected. We the private industry Association will do everything to ensure the business does not suffer”
The fire destroyed/ affected offices of 33 IT & ITES companies at the STP on Sunday including
An estimated 1000 people who worked in these offices are affected; the property destroyed has been valued at over PKR 617 million while combined annual export revenue of these companies was approximately USD 10 million.
To provide immediate relief to the affected companies P@SHA has provided the following
The IT & ITES industry has set an exemplary precedent of coming together and helping each other in the face of adversity. Companies who in instances are business competitors have opened their doors to accommodate the fire affectees, ensuring business continuity and mitigating loss. Compelling scenes of compassion and generosity can be seen across the IT & ITES community of Islamabad. P@SHA is proud to be the representative of this extraordinary industry and the remarkable people who form it.