Pakistans first ever National Data Centre inaugurated in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: The National Telecommunication Corporation (NTC) has inaugurated Pakistans


first ever National Data Centre.


The inauguration ceremony held in the capital was attended by State Minister for Information


Technology Ms Anusha Rahman Khan, Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah and various


professionals from the IT industry of Pakistan.


Pakistan is the first ever SAARC country to implement the e-governance model. After


successfully converting over 6,000 files to e-government by the Ministry of Information


Technology, the government last year decided to replicate this model in all ministries/divisions


and attached departments.


“So, in that respect, the main aim behind the newly inaugurated data centre would be to help the


government implement its e-governance agenda. This National Data Centre will comply with the


Tier-3 standards and other than e-governance also assist in e-commerce and e-health”, informed


the minister.


IT Minister Anusha Rahman also stated that the National Data Centre for e-governance is the top


priority of the government.


Speaking at the event, Chairman NTC Viqar Rasheed Khan said that the Data Centre will be


added with the latest IT features and it will be highly technical. “The Data Centre will provide


the facilities to the government bodies with different services in data communication as various


other private service providers are offering to their clients”, he said


National Telecommunication Corporation signed a contract with Inbox Business Technologies


and Huawei earlier this year in March. The entire process of the data centres establishment took


place within a time span of 5 months and it is expected that it will be up and running quite soon


owing to close working ties between the government and the private sector.


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Published in: Volume 07 Issue 30

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