STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan and China have agreed to develop an e-corridor to establish greater connectivity in the region, keeping in view the importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The decision was agreed upon when a high-level Chinese delegation led by China Investment Promotion Centre Chairman Yan Lijin recently called on State Minister for ITandT Anusha Rehman in Islamabad.
On the occasion, the minister apprised that Pakistan’s IT*T sector has a lot of potential and now we have to explore ways to reap this potential in an optimal way.
“We believe in “Digital Pakistan” and Chinese cooperation and collaboration will help us to materialize this vision of accelerated digitization,” she said.
She revealed that the government is awarding tech-city project onnext year. It is an incubation project meant for training of young entrepreneurs likewise it is intended to establish a research and innovation center of international standard.
“Then we would like to invite international companies to establish their set ups here in Pakistan as well,” she said.
The delegates appreciated vision of the government and hailed initiatives being taken by IT Ministry for uplifting of the sector.
Yan Lijin agreed to work with Pakistan’s government for establishment of IT parks on land of the Ministry of Information Technology in Karachi and for licenses for e-commerce gateway.
He agreed to send Chinese delegations to Pakistan to visit land for the IT Parks.