ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES (P@SHA), the country”s sole representative trade body for the IT & ITES sector, and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the world’s leading body for professional accountants have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the country as a knowledge economy. Both organizations have committed to work together towards accelerating Pakistan’s inclusive economic growth through development of technology eco-system and digital acceleration, said a news release. Speaking at the signing ceremony in Islamabad, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Sajjeed Aslam, shared, “We are really excited to partner with P@SHA to jointly promote technology development and digital acceleration of Pakistan into a knowledge economy and hub of shared services, making IT & ITES (including AI, Data Science, Blockchain, Fintech, Robotics process automation, Finance & Accounting etc. ) the top contributor to Pakistan’s exports and job creation. ” He further said, “Key focus would remain to super connect the innovation value chain for the development of human capital and branding of Pakistan amongst globally recognized knowledge economies. This will amplify our contribution towards a better, fairer, more sustainable future for all.