IT minister meets Karachi student who developed WhatsApp-like app

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Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) Aminul Haque on Sunday met with a Karachi student Nabeel Haider, who developed a WhatsApp-like application, ARY NEWS reported.

The meeting was also attended by officials from the Software Export Board, the National Incubation Centre and the director of Tello Talk.

IT Minister Aminul Haque announced that 15-year-old Nabeel Haider would be provided with training at the National Incubation Centre so that the talent possessed by him could be further enhanced.

“We will be providing him with a stipend and necessary cooperation,” Aminul Haque said while meeting the student, who made the WhatsApp-like application, and his father.

He further said that better training would help Nabeel Haider in becoming a trained software engineer. “We are trying our best to promote local talents in the IT industry,” he said.

It is pertinent to mention here that in a bid to promote the information technology sector, Syed Aminul Haque announced on February 10 that the 5G technology would be launched in Pakistan next year in December.