KARACHI : Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ibad has said that advanced nations of the world owe a lot to invention of computer-based communication system and now it is our turn to benefit ourselves from this quiet yet stunning revolution.
He was speaking as chief guest at the All Pakistan Website Competition: "Know My Pakistan", organised by the National University of Modern Languages at a hotel here on Saturday night.
The governor said computer connected with a phone line was the new medium of communication. It had not only crossed the geographical boundaries but also brought the world's community closer.
"Today we can communicate even faster than we think and at times one is overwhelmed with the volume of information and knowledge a single site can offer", he said.
This function, he pointed out, marks the culmination at provincial level of a wonderful programme aimed at fostering feelings of harmony among the youth of Pakistan through a National Software Competition.
He appreciated the National University of Modern Languages for providing this unique opportunity to vibrant teenage youth to prove their mettle in the important sphere of communication technology.
Complementing the NUML and participants on their wonderful success, Ibad observed that this competition apart from serving an academic purpose, is dedicated to thousands of youth, who lost their lives in October 8 earthquake.
This certainly gives it new meanings of love, care and fraternity for all who survived the catastrophe, and a sense of loss and sorrow for those who lost their lives in the disaster.
He said the main theme of this website development competition "Know My Pakistan", encompasses a series of national events, landmarks and achievements that our history and heritage holds. It has provided the youth of our country an opportunity to display their talent in the target field with a purpose.
These young innovative competitors, the governor said, share common hopes and aspirations and present a happy picture of national harmony as a pathway to a scintillating future. They have progressed and used their knowledge and imagination well and we acknowledge their success.
He said the new millennium had brought new challenges. Our institutions will have to continuously improve and upgrade with a view to responding to developments in a rapidly changing world.