Digital Divide Between Rural, Urban Communities To Be Reduced : Amin

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin ul Haue on Saturday said the government of Pakistan was committed to reduce digital divide between rural and urban communities and focuses on youth empowerment as well as gender equality

Digital divide between rural, urban communities to be reduced : Amin

Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin ul Haue on Saturday said the government of Pakistan was committed to reduce digital divide between rural and urban communities and focuses on youth empowerment as well as gender equality.

Due to the effective policies of the incumbent government, Pakistan witnessed landmark achieve-ments in the ICT sector in recent years, he ex-pressed these views while addressing to the Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) virtual meeting.

The Digital Cooperation Organization held a forum along-side the UN General Assembly, invit-ing the Ministers from all the seven member coun-tries.

The aim of the event was to discuss role of the cooperation in building an inclusive digital age within which more nations could prosper.

Ministers from all seven Founder Member Countries Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Nigeria Oman and Saudi Arabia Including Pakistan attended the meeting while
-Francesca Spatolisano, Assistant Secretary General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, of UN also joined the session.

Amin said the government of Pakistan brought many reforms for creating a better environment for tech-based businesses in the country.

Minister IT said rise of digital economy, accel-erated by the COVID-19 pandemic, had transformed the world, but its global potential was yet to be fully realized.

Countries faced new challenges as the global scale of the digital economy and the power of pri-vate sector actors grows, he added.

The minister said, “Digital Cooperation Organi-zation (DCO) has emerged as one of the most prom-ising collaborative forums to promote digital part-nerships among like-minded countries” .

“Being a founding member of DCO, the gov-ernment of Pakistan fully endorses that DCO is actively pursuing its vision of achieving social pros-perity and growth of the digital economy by unify-ing efforts to advance the digital transformation agenda and promote common interests of the mem-ber states” he added.

Syed Amin ul Haque highlighted the efforts of Pakistan towards Digitization and said under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan has re-energized its digital transformation journey with the launch of Digital Pakistan that aimed to enhance connectivity, improve digital infrastructure, increase investment in digital skills, promote inno-vation, and technology entrepreneurship

Originally published at Pakistan observer

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