This new geotechnology axis is destined to have a profound impact on the global IT and technology sectors, and its arrival marks a turning point in the shift of the industry's balance of power from West to East. "We are seeing a whole new age of globalization today," according to analysts at Bengaluru-based Prayag Consulting. "Three countries that are taking full advantage of this paradigm shift are Israel, China and India."
Like India, Pakistan has a large pool of well-educated engineering and IT professionals eager to participate in the global IT sector. With the Pakistan economy enjoying robust growth, Western companies are looking to India's neighbor as another source of technical IT talent.
"The idea is to set up R&D centers. It's just beginning," Azim said, projecting optimism that Pakistan will follow India's well-worn path to global significance.