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IT sector uplift a key priority: Shaza Fatima

IT sector uplift a key priority: Shaza Fatima
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May 17, 2024 (MLN): Minister of State for Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication Shaza Fatima Khawaja has said that the development of IT sector is the first priority and the government welcomes this investment by Pak-Qatar Group in Pakistan's IT infrastructure uplift.

She was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Pak-Qatar IT Tower on Thursday, said a press release issued.

She said there were a number of opportunities for youth in this era of technology.

The Minister said the government is going to digitize economy, governance, and society under National Digitalization Plan, adding that digitalization will ensure transparency in the system and facilitation for the masses.

Shaza Fatima said that steps are underway for better IT and Telecommunication infrastructure and connectivity in the country. She said Pakistan and Qatar have brotherly relations, and it is welcoming that investment from Qatar is moving towards IT sector.

She said that Pakistan needs foreign investment as the atmosphere for FDI is conducive.

Meanwhile, addressing the inaugural ceremony of Mars BPO, Minister of State for IT said Pakistan has a huge youth population and the BPO sector has great potential to create jobs for them.

Shaza Fatima added that the government recognizes the BPO sector's strategic importance and remains firmly committed to its continued growth.

The Ministry of IT & Telecom is working under the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, she stated.

She said the government stands firmly behind the BPO sector and ensures Pakistan's BPO sector reaches even greater heights.

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Posted on: 2024-05-17T09:59:41+05:00