Pakistan adopting advance technologies rapidly: Anusha

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APP22-20 ISLAMABAD: April 20 - Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Ms. Anusha Rehman addressing to Huawei Mobile Pakistan Congress titled Enabling Future Together. APP photo by Saeed-ul-Mulk

ISLAMABAD, Apr 20 (APP):Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman Friday said, Pakistan was one of those countries that had been adopting the advance technology most rapidly to counter challenges of modern, digital era.
While addressing the concluding ceremony of five-day “Huawei Mobile Pakistan Congress 2018” the minister said, the technology advancements were coming in Pakistan adding “we also hope that we can have huawei made in Pakistan as soon as possible.”
Anusha said, Ministry of IT had started projects for Baluchistan worth Rs 26 billion to provide 3G service to the people there.
In the history of IT of Pakistan, this was the biggest investment for Balochistan, which aimed to target hundreds of villages to connect these remote areas with 3G service, she added.
She said,a population of about 196,177, covering 269 mauzas and an area of 39,434 sq kms would get modern broadband facilities through this project.
The project would cover Awaran, Jhal Jao and Mashkai tehsils/sub-tehsils of Awaran district and Bela, Lakhra, Liari, Uthal, Dureji, Hub, Sonmiani and Kanraj of Lasbel district, she added.
The Minister said, after launching 3G services in Baluchistan, other services like careem would be start in in the province which would be a great achievement of Ministry of Information Technology.
She emphasized the importance of technological advancement and virtual assistance for the generations to come to bring this nation on path of Technology evolution and prosperity.
“Government is making all out efforts to introduce 5G technology in Pakistan by 2020 to bring it at par with Developed economies in term of technology advancements.”
She emphasized that women’s economic empowerment was at the heart of the sustainable development and essential to achieve gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.
She shared initiatives steered by IT ministry in this regard, particularly ICT for Girls program.
She said, achievements of Pakistan in the arena of ICT and future plans for continued growth in this sector would enable transformation into “Digital Pakistan”.
Anusha described the DigiSkills program as an important part of Information Technology initiative of the government that would create online employment opportunities to enable youth to earn 200 to 300 dollars per month and with the help of this program, youth from across the country would provide services across the globe.
She appreciated the Huawei Technology role in setting such precedent to promote emerging technologies in Pakistan by involving Industry players and engaging the Government to make it reality.
The Minister hoped that people of Pakistan were going to use the opportunities that were created by Huawei, the technology giant.