Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin ul Haque along with Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati inaugurated the software technology park at Hazara University, Manshera. The federal minister stated that MoITT will soon launch the Smartphones for All project to facilitate easier access of the masses to the digital world. He also revealed that a National Incubation Center will soon be set up under the MoITT at Hazara University.
Smartphones for all Project
Smartphones for all Projects will provide 3G/4G phones worth between Rs. 8,000 and Rs. 12,000 to the masses. This will empower the people to learn about the digital world and it will also enable them to explore different mediums to earn through the digital mediums.
The Federal Minister stated that the preparations for the introduction of 5G technology by December 2022 are underway. The projects worth Rs. 31 billion for the provision of connectivity and high-speed internet in the underserved areas will be completed soon and the connectivity issues in Manshera will also be resolved.
The software technology park
In collaboration with Hazara University, the Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), an organization of the MoITT, has set up a software technology park in Hazara University on a large space of 12,000 square feet. The technology park will provide all the facilities to the IT companies so that they can ensure the acquisition of valuable foreign exchange for the country by providing IT products and technical services to companies from all over the world without any hindrance.
Talking about the 911 emergency services, he said that the ministry is going to launch emergency services across the country under which Ambulance, Police Assistance, Fire Brigade, Gas, Electricity, and other rescue/Emergency services will be accessible just by dialing 911. Speaking at the ceremony, Azam Khan Swati said that information technology is the future for the economic stability of the country.
Source: Pro Pakistani