While talking with the Minister for Education of Liberia, Mr. George Kronnisanyon, Pakistan’s Minister for Information Technology, Mrs. Anusha Rahman said that Pakistan is now known to be a top investment destination of Telecom and IT in South Asia. She was in Paris for attending the Mobile Learning Conference under the auspices of UNESCO, the agenda being to find new ways of tapping into the mobile learning potential for socio-economic development.
Mrs. Rahman said that Pakistan’s freelancers are in the No.4 position in the world and mentioned to the Liberian Minister about the accelerated digitalization programme to increase the socio-economic growth in the country. She spoke about the ICT for Girls Programme started recently which targets passing the benefits of ICT to this less privileged section of the marginalized society where girls from sections would be given training in coding and computing with Microsoft’s Partnership for improving their chances of employment.
Also, Pakistani government is putting billions of rupees for providing telecom and broadband facilities under the Universal Service Fund. And with CISCO and Microsoft, a complete IT education programme for ICT schools is under making. She also said that the recent telecom policy which was approved is appreciated by the industry and other stake-holders as a landmark.
The steps taken by the Government of Pakistan for socio-economic development by using the ICT effectively were much appreciated by Mr. George Kronnisanyon and wanted Paksitan’s expertise in the ICT field, The Ministry of ICT agreed to provide all support in the fields of ICT and education and promised to work the issues for a MoU between the two countries.
Ambassador of Pakistan to France and permanent delegate to UNESCO, Mr. Ghalib Iqbal, and Member HR Ministry of IT, Mr. Tahir Mushtaq were also present during the meeting.