Govt uppermost priority to digitalize Pakistan

Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication has said that it is the uppermost priority of the government to digitalize Pakistan as Pakistan is on the cusp of a digitization drive and had much potential. 

Govt uppermost priority to digitalize Pakistan

The Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication was chairing the first meeting of Prime Minister Taskforce on IT and Telecom at the committee room of the Ministry of IT.

Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman attended the meeting as co-chairman of the PM Taskforce on IT and Telecom emphasized upon making IT industry meet the terms with international standard.

The Federal Minister said that penetration of fiberization, broadband, mobile phones and smart phones will be improved across the country.

The present government is dedicated for endorsement of information technology in the country. We have to take Pakistan towards development and affluence all the way through information technology.

The meeting formulated with consent three sub-task forces on IT, Telecom and Human Resource Development and decided to declare IT and Telecom sector as industry and to adopt legal process in this regard.

These sub-task forces were directed to submit their recommendations in six weeks time period. The members of the taskforce also discussed different issues and challenges confronted by IT and telecom sector in the country.

Member IT Ministry of IT gave meticulous presentation concerning the objectives and mandate of the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication.

The basic objective of the task force will take into account the increasingly transformed role of Information Technology (IT) across all sectors of socio-economic development, accelerated digitization and a integrated knowledge-based economy.

Author: Ammara Khan

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