Just few days ago, Prime Minister Imran Khan has declared an immediate need of formulating short and long term policies and initiatives to strengthen Pakistan’s IT sector. He reaffirms that Information Technology has the potential to generate $5 Billion in foreign exchange, however due to absence of relevant policy-making and infrastructure, it’s full potential is still untapped.
Prime Minister emphasized the importance of dedicated action plan with stringent timelines to produce relatively fast and impactful outcomes. He suggested to develop Special Technology Zones (STZ), alongside supporting & mainstreaming freelancers of the country. Imran Khan also believes the onset of COVID-19 Pandemic has presented an opportunity of online education that can be used to educate the youth of Pakistan.
The meeting was attended 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.