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ISLAMABAD: US Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome on Wednesday emphasised upon increasing cooperation in information technology and telecom sector between the US and Pakistan.

The US ambassador called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque, here on Wednesday.

The minister welcomed the US ambassador in his office, and matters of mutual interest and related to the IT and Telecommunication were discussed during the meeting. Additional Secretary (Incharge) MoITT Mohsin Mushtaq was also present in the meeting.

Talking to the US ambassador, Federal Minister for IT Haque said there were numerous opportunities for the US tech companies in the IT and Telecom sector of Pakistan. He said that there was a dire need of enhancing Pak-US cooperation in the IT and telecom sector besides boosting business ties.

He noted that work was underway over 70 connectivity projects worth Rs 65 billion for ensuring connectivity across the country.

Haque said that Personal Data Protection Bill and Social Media Rules are business-friendly, adding that both the bills will be forwarded to relevant forums for approval within three to four weeks.

US Ambassador Blome said that Pakistan was getting an important place in the technology world. He also emphasised increasing cooperation in IT and telecom sector between the two countries. Member IT Syed Junaid Imam and DG International Coordination Sayed Jawwad Ali were also present.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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