Cisco Systems will undertake an
initial investment in Pakistan of between three and five
million, according to Rowland Griffiths, regional director
of Cisco Systems, Middle East.
KARACHI, 13 July 2000 (Asia Pulse) - Explaining that Cisco Systems is committed to developing
Internet networking in the Pakistani market, Griffiths said that
Cisco's office in Islamabad would be set up by the end of this
year. Later, he added, offices would be established in Karachi
Griffiths said that Pakistan is now a very exciting market.
With a population of about 140 million and a literacy rate of
35 percent, he said, about 20 to 40 million people are likely
to need Internet connectivity over the next two to five
He said that the present government's policy of pushing the
development of Internet technologies is very encouraging. It
gives a clear message that technology is now on the agenda at
the highest levels of economic, trade, communications and
education ministries and added that Cisco applauds this.