STAFF REPORT ISB: In line with the global initiative taken by ITU-UN, E-village, a project of Pakistan Social Association, celebrated the ICTs for Girls Day in Islamabad. More than 400 girls from almost all parts of Pakistan including remote areas of Balochistan, KPK, and AJK participated in the event.
ICTs professionals and NGO leaders highlighted the role of ICTs in development sectors specially in health, education, agriculture and good governance.
Chief guest was the DG NCRD Zafar Iqbal Qadir.
Speakers from almost all walks of life were present at the occasion. Prominent ladies like Chairperson CWE, Zarreen Ammar, Salma Khalid, Programme Manager NRSP, Asma Qadeer Khan, Vice President Balochistan Women Affairs, Maliha Elaahi from Teradata were present there.
Vice Chancellor Sarhad University Saleem-ur-Rehman, Vice President PISA Dr. Nazir Vaid, and President PIE, Tahir Chaudhry highlighted and stressed the role of girls in implementing the use of ICTs specially in villages. They informed that if a girl is trained in ICT skills she would train her brothers, and sisters and after that her own kids after her marriage.
President PSA Ammar Jaffri informed the participants that currently 3000 girls are being trained in ICT skills in 120 E-villages in remote rural parts of Pakistan.