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Digital Pakistan is target of Ministry of IT: IT Minister Syed Amin Ul Haque

Islamabad, June 02, 2023 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque has said that Ministry of IT and Telecommunication is working on round the clock to achieve the target of Digital Pakistan, as it will drive entrepreneurial innovation, productivity and economic growth.

He was addressing as keynote speaker in a Panel Discussion in Digital Summit, GITEX-23 Morocco in Marrakech, the Historic City of Morocco. The Federal Minister stated that MOIT and T is working on different projects keeping 2050 in vision. He informed the conference about various policies including Cyber Security, Freelancers Policy, Personal Data Protection Bill, saying that Pakistan is emerging as an important center of Information Technology where wide opportunities and incentives are available for international investors.

Initiatives to promote IT industry, Freelancers, and Start-ups have made Pakistan a Digital hub, he said. Highlighting the significance of start-ups in Pakistan, IT Minister said: “It is very well said that the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Since start-ups are centers of novel innovations, they generate jobs, which implies more career opportunities; more employment leads to stronger economy, and a healthier economy has a direct bearing on the growth of cities where the start-ups locate.

” “Pakistan is filled with talented professionals in different fields and start-ups provide them with the right platform to showcase their talent and this ultimately attracts multinational companies to invest in Pakistan. National Incubation Centers (NICs) across Pakistan are working to boost start-ups and facilitate youth to have their own businesses”, he added. He also appreciated efforts of GITEX-Africa organizers to host the mega event and manage to gather the all tech-leaders from across the World.

The Digital Summit was attended by a number of prominent international leaders, entrepreneurs, industrialists, founders of different startups and other notables from different walks of life. Earlier, Mr. Daniel Schaer, Ambassador at Large Africa Estonia, Mr. Janade Du Plessis, Managing Partner – Launch Africa Ventures South Africa and other delegations called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque and discussed about bilateral issues and matters related to IT sector. From Pakistan side the meetings were attended by Member IT Syed Junaid Imam and Chairman P@SHA Zohaib Khan.

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