LAHORE: Expressing his firm resolve to increase the country’s IT exports in the world, the caretaker federal minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Dr. Umar Saif said on Sunday that he would make all out efforts to strengthen the IT sector.

He said this during a meeting with the Punjab Governor Muhammad Balighur Rehman, here today at Governor House. A detailed discussion was held regarding the promotion and improvement of the IT sector during the meeting.

The Federal Minister for Human Rights, Khalil George who was also present on the occasion briefed the governor in detail about the work regarding minorities.

Speaking on the occasion, the governor said that it is very important to provide education of information technology to the youth. “Information Technology (IT) is shaping the future of the world, and expertise in IT is very important in today’s modern world,” he said, adding: “The students can take advantage of numerous online earning opportunities by doing IT courses; the caretaker federal government is doing a good job in the IT sector.”

The governor said that Umar Saif has vast experience in the field of IT. He expressed the hope that Umar Saif will bring improvements in the IT sector.

During the meeting with the Federal Minister for Human Rights, Khalil George, the governor said that according to the Constitution of Pakistan and the vision of the Father of the Nation, Quaid-e-Azam, the minorities have full protection, freedom, and equal rights in the country. He said the government stood by the effectees of the Jaranwala incident. He further stated that the federal and Punjab governments set a good example by helping the effectees of Jaranwala incident and restoring the churches in a timely manner.

Khalil George said that minorities in Pakistan have equal rights and full freedom.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023


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Az_Iz Oct 09, 2023 08:04am
Do all you can to improve IT sector. But don’t set unrealistic targets like $15 billion in three years.
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Tariq Qurashi Oct 09, 2023 01:44pm
This is a good initiative. I suggest that Dr. Saif makes sure that the registration and tax regime for new IT exporters is simplified, and bottlenecks are identified and removed. Kindly do not overregulate, or the industry may be choked. Also we are apparently not producing enough qualified and competent personnel to meet demand. This needs to be looked into in terms of quality of education and numbers. On-line courses and certifications are available, and should be encouraged.
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