Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES (P@SHA) was initiated by a number of software houses in an attempt to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan. Aiming to protect the rights of its members; P@SHA lobbied with the government to initiate policies and create an environment that would attract more firms to join the industry. Over the course of the last fifteen years, P@SHA has broadened its scope to include other IT enabled services companies such as Internet Service Providers, Call Centers etc.
P@SHA has gained international recognition by having won several awards in the Asia Pacific ICT awards. Pakistani companies are involved in leading edge work, thereby helping the software; services and outsourced industry grow at an enormous pace.
This year at Startup Weekend, we are pleased to announce that P@SHA is granting a sum of PKR 800,000 to the best idea that uses ICT for a Social Impact. There will be judges present from the association to gauge this during the event.