Prime Minister Imran Khan has initiated the idea of forming short, medium, and long-term strategy timelines that should be finalized for the promotion of the information technology sector.
The PM emphasized the cruciality of establishing short, medium, and long-term policies for the advancement of the IT sector and to meet the challenges of the present world and further asserted that the division is essential for harnessing the potential of Pakistan’s young generation.
The Prime Minister discussed these points while chairing a conference for the development of the IT sector in the country. He further mentioned that the finalization of the approach with the timeline was necessary for the prompt implementation.
Imran Khan also talked about the IT sector having the potential to generate $5 billion in foreign exchange but the absence of proper maneuvering and facilities has retained it far below its capability. The premier announced the government of Pakistan was exercising prioritized actions to employ IT experts and for the mainstreaming of the freelancers in the field.
The head of the country also said that the establishment of Special Technology Zones (STZs) would guarantee the advancement of information technology in the country, and requested for the finalization of a time-line based strategy in this regard.
Moreover, concerning the various changes that the pandemic has brought in, he said that the circumstances have presented possibilities to educate youth through online work. The conference was graced by IT expert Masood Jabbar; the Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Major General (retd.) Amir Azeem Bajwa; the Chairman Special Technology Zone Authority, Amir Hashmi; and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Information Technology Board, Syed Shabahat Ali Shah.
Source: Pro Pakistani
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