STAFF REPORT ISB: British High Commissioner Philip Barton has recently called on Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman in Islamabad and discussed areas of mutual interest and cooperation between the two countries, especially in the information and telecom sector.

The High Commissioner apprised the minister that the UK appreciates the vision and efforts of Pakistan for the development of information and communication technology sector and expressed his countrys willingness to cooperate and collaborate in the areas of common interest in the ICT sector.On the occasion, the minister said that Pakistan and UK enjoy strong cordial relations and UK governments engagement with Ministry of Information Technology for enhancement of ICTs in Pakistan will further augment this bond.

She further said that the Ministry of IT is committed to deliver for the betterment of the people of Pakistan in particular, the welfare of masses living in underserved and unserved areas of the country by using information communication technologies.

Telecenters, technology parks, availability of next generation spectrum and tech city supporting start ups are some of the key milestones to realize this objective.

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