Last night P@SHA held its annual ICT Awards 2008 Ceremony in Karachi recognizing Pakistan top leading IT companies for their excellence in promoting the ICT Sector in Pakistan. The event was held at the Karachi Marriott and was attended by a large crowd quite a few of which had flown in specially from around the country to attend this ceremony. The impressive ceremony was conducted by the Pakistan IT sectors super personality Jehan Ara who in her typical style kept the ceremony light hearted and entertaining in stride.
The event kicked off with the Quranic recitation followed by a short address by the President of P@SHA, Jehan Ara and also by the Chairman P@SHA Imran Zia. Jehan Ara in her speech also launched the P@SHA Earthquake relief collection drive from Lahore and Karachi. Dr. Qasim Sheikh of the National ICT R&D fund who highlighted opportunities for innovators to tap into some funds available to many qualifying projects
The award ceremony was followed by a lavish dinner where many executives of the IT sector were seen to be networking amongst their colleagues and the evening wrapped up with a musical evening as well
- LIVE BLOG: A Live Blog was managed by Fariha Akhtar who tapped away feverishly on a laptop hooking up directly to Ideas Hut website
- PICTURES: The CIO Pakistan team was brilliant in orchestrating the entire event and updated pictures almost immediately on the CIOPakistan website as well
- TWITTER: Sohail Abid [ @Selfexile on Twitter ] and myself [ @DrAwab on Twitter ] shared a miniblog Twitter frenzy literally live casting the entire event as it happens