Consultation on IT policy tomorrow

ISLAMABAD –  Ministry of IT Tuesday announced that the final stakeholders’ consultation on the national IT policy will be held on Thursday (tomorrow).

Ministry formulated multi-stakeholder based working groups in August, 2016 and the draft policy was shared with the nominated members of the working groups for their feedback at that time.

The objective of the event is to finalise the national IT policy to create a holistic digital ecosystem.
The working groups will focus on key topics such as promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, infrastructure development, increase in IT exports, legislative measures to safeguard software industry, enabling e-commerce environment, gender empowerment & of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) for IT accessibility.

On the other hand, Minister for IT and Telecom Anusha Rehman said that the liberal and investment-friendly policies and economic reforms introduced by the present government are phenomenal and nothing less than a telecom revolution in IT & telecom sector.

The minister expressed these views during her meeting with Jon Eddy, Head of Emerging Markets Vimpelcom Limited, a global provider of telecommunication services at her office.

The minister said that Pakistan offers ample opportunities for investment in the telecom sector and the government accords highest priority to the development of IT & telecom sector.