Pakistan, China to develop e-corridor to ensure greater regional connectivity

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (APP): Pakistan and China on Tuesday agreed to develop an e-corridor to establish greater connectivity in the region, keeping in view importance of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
Both sides agreed when a high level Chinese delegation led by Chairman, China Investment Promotion Center Mr.Yan Lijin  called on Minister of State for Information Technology and
Telecommunications, Mrs. Anusha Rehman here.Secretary IT Azmat Ali Ranjha, Member Telecom, Mudassar Hussain, Managing Director, Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB),
Asim Shehryar and Chairman National Telecommunication Company (NTC)
Viqar Ahmad were also present.The Minister apprised that Pakistan’s IT & Telecom sector
has a lot of potential and now we have to explore ways to reap this
potential in an optimal way.”We believe in “Digital Pakistan” and Chinese cooperation and
collaboration will help us to materialize this vision of accelerated digitization,” she said.
“We are awarding tech-city project on January 7 next year.It is an incubation project meant for training of young entrepreneurs likewise we are intended to establish a research
and innovation center of international standard,” Anusha Rahman added.
She said the Ministry was already collaborating for development of e-commerce gateway framework so that online commercial ventures could flourish further and consumers and
companies could get more confidence in online payment systems. “Then we would like to invite international companies to establish their set ups here in Pakistan as well,” she said.
The delegates appreciated vision of the government and hailed initiatives being taken by Ministry of IT for uplifting of the sector.
Mr. Yan Lijin agreed to work with Pakistan’s government for establishment of IT parks on land of Ministry of Information Technology in Karachi and for licenses for e-commerce gateway.  He agreed to send Chinese delegations to Pakistan to visit land for IT Parks.