Rehire Dr Umar Saif as head of PITB and ITU
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Umar Saif is a Pakistani computer scientist and academic. He's a LUMS graduate, later a PhD from University of Cambridge and postdoc from MIT. He has been the vice-chancellor of the Information Technology University since January 2013 and served as chairman of the Punjab Information Technology Board from November 2011 till now as he has been removed from both of his posts by government.
He left his job at MIT to serve his country. His work at
*300+ IT projects
*Government earning increased by billions of Rupees
*Millions served in education, medicine, law fields
His work had been recognized worldwide including UN, World Bank and several countries. He has turned down many job offers from international institutions which were offering salary many times higher.
His awards include
*Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum
*World's top 35 young innovators by MIT
*Faculty Research Award by Google
*Digital Inclusion Award from Microsoft Research
*MIT Technovator Award
*Mark Weiser Award
*IDG CIO Technology Pioneer Award
*Sitara-i-Imtiaz by the Government of Pakistan
*500 most influential Muslims
His removal will only cause harm to Pakistan as we lose such a great leader in field of IT and a wrong message will go throughout community and across expats as if there is no reward for merit.
Rehire Dr Umar Saif as head of both institutions+Utilize him more for betterment of Pakistan
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