Pak­istan of­fers Liberia tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance in IT sec­tor

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Min­is­ter for In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, Mrs. Anusha Rah­man said that Pak­istan has been marked as the lead­ing in­vest­ment desti­na­tion of Tele­com and IT sec­tor in South Asia. She was talk­ing to Min­is­ter for Education of Liberia Mr Ge­orge Kron­nisanyon in Paris. She ar­rived in Paris to at­tend Mo­bile Learn­ing Con­fer­ence un­der the aus­pices of UNESCO.

The agenda of the con­fer­ence is to work out the in­no­va­tive ways of har­ness­ing the po­ten­tial of mo­bile learn­ing for so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment. Dur­ing the meet­ing, the Min­is­ter said that Pak­istan's free-lancers in the field of IT have been ranked No. 4 in the world.

She in­formed the Liberian Min­is­ter that Pak­istan was ag­gres­sively pur­su­ing an ac­cel­er­ated dig­i­tal­iza­tion pro­gramme to spur so­cio-eco­nomic growth in the coun­try. She said that re­cently launched ICT Girls Pro­gramme in Pak­istan was

for aimed at pass­ing on the ben­e­fits of ICT to this less priv­i­leged sec­tion of so­ci­ety.

Un­der this pro­gramme girls from marginalised sec­tions would be trained on cod­ing and com­put­ing with the part­ner­ship of Mi­crosoft to in­crease their em­ploy­a­bil­ity po­ten­tial. Be­sides, un­der Uni­ver­sal Ser­vice Fund, the Govern­ment in Pak­istan was spend­ing bil­lions of ru­pees to pro­vide tele­com and broad­band fa­cil­i­ties to un-served and un­der-served ar­eas of the coun­try. "Along­side, in part­ner­ship with CISCO and Mi­crosoft we are aim­ing to im­part a com­pre­hen­sive IT education pro­gramme for ICT schools," she added. The Min­is­ter in­formed that re­cently ap­proved tele­com pol­icy in Pak­istan has been ap­pre­ci­ated all across the in­dus­try and other stake-hold­ers as a land mark doc­u­ment.

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