Sunday, February 5, 2023

Govt creates three subcommittees to boost the digital economy

Pakistan’s (Govt) MoITT has set up three subcommittees to look at the growth, problems, and future of Pakistan’s digital economy. It is chosen at a meeting at MoITT that is now giving rise to Syed Amin-Ul-Haque, who is on the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on IT and Digital Economy.

People at the meeting talked about how to boost digital economic activity in the country putting more emphasis on IT and telecom. So that the digital economy could grow, the Advisory Council looked at ideas from stockholders. Found growth areas, problems, and ways to fix them.

The CEO of Jazz and the MD of Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB) both talked to the council about the problems in the industry. And the plan to improve the local digital economy.

Govt Minister Amin-Ul-Haque set up three subcommittees for IT Exports, Personal Data Protection, and also Telecom Sector Growth. He asked them to report back with their suggestions within a week. The Premier, who is also the head of the Advisory Council, will get the results and suggestions.

The IT minister said, “There is no reason why our industry can not be Canada’s backbone and lead us out of this economic crisis” if everyone works together and any problems are fixed as soon as possible.

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On June 5, Prime Minister Sharif set up the Advisory Council for IT and Digital Economy. There are 18 people in it. It works on IT problems in order to help the digital economy grow.

Finance Minister Miftah Ismail, Senator Shiza Fatima, Afnan Ullah Khan, Aisha Humera, Mohsin Mushtaq Chandna, Aisha Humera, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui. And other people from the IT and Telecom industries will be at the meeting.

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