Cyber Strength Can Lead Pakistan To Fastest Track Of Stability: President
President claimed that having a solid understanding of cyberspace was one of the best ways to give the nation’s large youth population modern skills.
The President stated on Monday that, in addition to traditional security, developing the nation’s “cyber strength” could put it on the quickest path to stability and development.
The president stressed the importance of knowledge in contemporary fields, particularly artificial intelligence, cyberspace, and data-driven technology, in his speech at the 10th convocation ceremony of Air University.
President claimed that Pakistan had achieved expert prowess in traditional and conventional defence, such as nuclear deterrence, but he stressed that establishing cyber strength is also essential for survival.
He emphasised that Pakistan didn’t appear anywhere on the list in the previous year’s global cyber ranking. He claimed that the situation necessitated not only a significant change in the backward-looking mindset but also a complete overhaul of career options.
He claimed that having a solid understanding of cyberspace was one of the best ways to give the nation’s large youth population modern skills. He mentioned that there was a vast amount of pattern recognition-based data out there that needed to be quantified and analyzed, which required the use of artificial intelligence.
As the world witnessed an unprecedented transformation in these fields, the president called for decision-making on how to impart the necessary knowledge about quantum computing and artificial intelligence to the youth.
He emphasised the need for the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to conduct in-depth research on the job markets and claimed that doing so would result in a skilled human resource that would be able to meet the demands of both national and international organisations, effectively addressing the issue of unemployment in the nation.
The President expressed confidence in the graduates of the first class in the Cyber Security discipline, saying they would be crucial to protecting Pakistan’s cyberspace.
The president praised the chairman of the Air University Board of Governors for his ongoing patronage and support of the worthy cause of education, which has been made possible with the help of the Pakistan Air Force. He presented diplomas to the graduates and expressed his gratitude for their efforts across all academic fields.
Thirteen hundred brilliant graduates from the undergraduate, MS, and Ph.D. programmes received their medals and degrees in a variety of fields, including business administration, accounting & finance, aviation management, literature & linguistics, mathematics, physics, strategic studies, computer science, and cyber security, as well as mechanical, Mechatronics, electrical, aerospace, and aeronautical engineering.
In his welcome speech earlier, Vice Chancellor Air University Air Marshal (Retd.) Javaid Ahmed thanked President and Chairman HEC Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed for attending.
He praised the Air Chief’s vision for reviving and modernizing the tech industry through initiatives under the National Aerospace and Technology Park (NASTP). He declared that the Air University would keep providing its students with top-notch instruction, research, invention, and technology while also significantly advancing the cause of the country.