China-Pakistan JWG on IT meets virtually to discuss broad-based cooperation

Zubair Qureshi

The first meeting of China- Pakistan Joint Working Group (JWG) on Information Technology Industry was held virtually on Wednesday and discussed avenues for cooperation between the two countries in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

The Pakistani side was led by Additional Secretary (Incharge), Ministry of IT and Telecommunication, Mohsin Mushtaq, while the Chinese side was headed by the Vice Minister of Industry and IT of China, Zhang Yunming.

Addressing the meeting, Incharge Secretary, MOITT, Mohsin Mushtaq said both Pakistan and China will benefit from this Joint Working Group and the initiatives that will be completed under this relationship.

This new Joint Working Group on IT under the CPEC will open exciting opportunities for Pakistani tech companies, and facilitate launching of 5G technology in Pakistan, he added.

The meeting was attended by Additional Secretary MoITT, Ms. Aisha Humera Moriani, Member International Coordination, Ajmal Anwar Awan and other senior officers of the Ministry.


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