Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) As part of its ‘Let’s Go Digital’ mission, Pakistan’s cellular and digital services giant, Zong 4G, has partnered with Molvi Abdul Haq School, Karachi to construct a digital lab there. The digital lab was inaugurated by the Honorable Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque on Saturday, 11th December 2021 in the presence of the top management of Zong 4G. Leading the digital transformation in the country, Zong has set up a computer lab at the school for digital and curriculum learning. There is presently a computer curriculum and teachers at the school, but no computers through which students can practice and gain experience. Zong’s digital lab will bridge the digital divide, enabling young children and their teachers to access digital education and letting them keep up with the rest of the world in terms of modern education. Speaking at the occasion, Honorable Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque said, “Pakistan is moving towards its mission of digital and social inclusion. Even more encouraging and promising is how the country’s ICT sector is serving as the primary vehicle in that uphill journey. By establishing this digital lab, we are deepening digital inclusion and I am thankful to Zong 4G for working hand-in-hand with the Government of Pakistan to accelerate the journey towards Digital Pakistan, a goal that is finally starting to take shape.
Commenting on the partnership, Spokesperson of Zong 4G Said, “The digital lab at Molvi Abdul Haq School strive to bridge the digital divide that still exists in Pakistani society, particularly among the country’s neglected sections. The program is in line with Pakistan’s Digital Pakistan agenda, in which Zong plays a key role. This is just one of the many efforts we’ve made and will continue to make to digitally empower Pakistanis and create opportunities for them.” In Pakistan, Zong has recently boosted its efforts to promote digital education. The company recently teamed up with the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) to create “How to E-lance,” an online course. Through these efforts, Zong aims to expand the scope of digital learning and aid even more young people, both men and women, in becoming digitally connected and capable of tapping into the immense opportunities that exist in the digital world.