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Pakistani companies bag 7 Gold and 13 Merit Awards

The 21st Asia Pacific ICT Awards have been held in the capital of Pakistan for the first time in the last 22 years since the inception of this alliance of 16 regional economies. Over 150 foreign delegates from different countries got an opportunity to visit Pakistan.

With 16 different member economies participating in this mega event, winning at APICTA is a great way for participants to get recognition for their ICT innovations at an international level. The APICTA Awards not only promote the development and deployment of ICT solutions but also facilitate trade, business matching, technology exchange, and collaborations. This year, APICTA received 200+ nominations from 165 teams including Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan and Singapore. Each year, one of the member APICTA economies is responsible for hosting the APITCA Awards ceremony. This year, for the first time in its history, the Asia-Pacific ICT Alliance Awards was held in Pakistan.


Over the course of more than a decade, Pakistan IT Industry Association (P@SHA) has soundly upheld Pakistan’s representation at APICTA by taking the official delegation of winners and runner-ups from the annual P@SHA ICT Awards to showcase the country’s ICT talent. Multiple mentoring and coaching sessions were organized by P@SHA for the Pakistani candidates in order to prepare them for the APICTA presentations round and help them put their best foot forward. This year, a total of 20 awards were received by Pakistan in different categories, securing 7 winners and 13 runners-up positions.


The Gold awards were won by the following teams:

  1. Vaival Technologies in ICT Services under Business Services

  2. National Cyber Security Auditing and Evaluation Lab (NCSAEL) in the Security solutions under Business Services

  3. Hysab Kytab   in Finance & Accounting Solutions under Business Services

  4. in Media & Tourism under Consumer

  5. Avanza Solutions in Banking, Insurance & Finance, Digital Marketing under Consumer

  6. Maison Consulting and Solutions in Retail and Distribution, & Marketplaces under Consumer

  7. Forman Christian College in Tertiary Applications under Student

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The Merit awards were secured by the following teams:

  1. Walee Technologies Pvt.Ltd in the Banking under Consumer category

  2. Kualitatem in Professional Services and Marketing Solutions under Business Services category

  3. Kistpay Private Limited in Finance & Accounting Solutions under Business Services category

  4. Motive Technologies (formerly KeepTruckin) in Research & Development under Cross Category

  5. Love For Data in Banking, Insurance & Finance, Digital Marketing under Consumer Category

  6. Urban Renewal Authority in Banking, Insurance & Finance, Digital Marketing under Consumer Category

  7. Ricult Pakistan Pvt Ltd in Agriculture and Sustainability , Environment under Industrial Category

  8. Center For Advanced Research in Engineering in Digital Government under Public Sector Category

  9. Boltay Huroof in Indigenous Services and Communication under Inclusions & Community Services Category

  10. F3 Technologies in Health and Wellbeing under Inclusions & Community Services Category

  11. Digital Literacy KP Project in Junior under Student Category

  12. Headstart School Kuri in Junior under Student Category

  13. Lahore Grammar School in Senior Systems under Student Category

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The judges representing Pakistan for the APICTA Awards 2022 were  Dr. Shoab Ahmed Khan - CEO CARE (Pvt.) Ltd as the Head Judge, Mr. Asfandyar Farukh - MD HUB & SVC Chainstore Association of Pakistan, Mr. Zafar Khan- CEO Sofizar PVT LTD, Dr. Usman Akram - Professor NUST, Mr. Mujeeb Zahur- MD S&P Global Pakistan, Mr. Osman Nasir - Former MD PSEB and Mr. Shahzad Shahid - CEO TPS Worldwide. These esteemed judges participated in the evaluation of the submissions presented in different categories by all 16 economies on December 10th & 11th, 2021, along with judges from other countries. The Project Director from Pakistan was Ms. Hira Zainab, P@SHA’s Former SG..

Dr. Shoab A. Khan, Head Judge at the APICTA Awards and Chair P@SHA Awards & Judging Committee, commented “This year is a special year as sixteen teams from Pakistan made it to the final round of Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards. The number of wins we have secured this year reflects the creativity of our young minds who are crafting world class IT solutions and the only way for them to go is upwards. Pakistan’s tech talent is a force to be reckoned with as it is doubling our IT related exports every two years. I extend my congratulations to Pakistan for its youth making such an impact on the IT landscape of our region.”


P@SHA congratulates the position holders & participants from Team Pakistan who went above and beyond to make the country proud and sincerely thanks the judges for their guidance and constant support.

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