STAFF REPORT IBD: Ministry of Information Technology Sindh is to sign memorandum of understanding with Google Pakistan to acquire Google applications and to improve IT skills of the provincial government employees skills and efficiency.

At a recent meeting, Country Consultant Google Pakistan, Badar Khushnood has given a briefing to Sindh Minister for IT Mian Zahid Hussain where Secretary IT Muhammad Yousuf and other senior officers of the ministry were also present.

On the occasion, Badar demonstrated a number of Google facilities and advised the ministry to acquire Googles various facilities and services for improvement of Sindh governments efficiency and put the Sindh government to the track of high technology and automation.

Badar said that Googles educational services are free for everyone while nominal fee is charged for exclusive and customized services. The minister on this occasion asked the Googles country chief to provide Google apps free of charge for three years to the Sindh governments employees while the rest of the services on highly discounted rates.

The Ministry of IT has shown interest in acquiring Google services in Google drive, Google Apps. Google Cloud. Badar said in his presentation that Google is doing a lot for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and has given $1 million for the flood victims and setting up a PASHA Fund.

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