Digital Pakistan is the target of MOIT&T:  Amin Ul Haque



Digital Pakistan is the target Ministry of IT and Telecommunication (MOIT&T) is working on round the clock, it will drive entrepreneurial innovation, productivity and economic growth said Syed Amin Ul Haque while addressing as a chief guest in a Conference on Startups for Industries and I.T Exports at Korangi Association of Trade and Industry(KATI) Karachi.  Federal Minister stated that MOIT&T is working on different projects keeping 2050 in vision.

“ In 2019-2020 IT exports were 75 Million dollars, in 2020 IT exports increased to 373 Million dollars and in December 2022 IT exports rose to 500 Million dollars.” said the Federal Minister.

The Federal Minister of IT and Telecommunication expressed grief over incidents that took place on 9th of May and stated that on the very same day one good thing happened which was not highlighted because of the chaos. Federal Minister gladly stated that MOIT&T is in correspondence with Google and Google will provide scholarships to forty-five thousand Pakistanis and out of which forty percent will be women.

Federal Minister for MOIT&T highlighted the importance of women education to empower the women of Pakistan. “Education is a fundamental right of every citizen, according to Article thirty-seven of the Constitution of Pakistan, but gender discrepancies still exist in the educational sector. Women education is very essential for the economic uplift and to empower them to become equal contributors in the economic progress.” said the Federal Minister.

The Federal Minister highlighted the significance of start-ups in Pakistan. “It is very well said that the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity. Since start-ups are centres of novel innovations, they generate jobs, which implies more career opportunities; more employment leads to stronger economy, and a healthier economy has a direct bearing on the growth of cities where the start-ups locate. Pakistan is filled with talented professionals and start-ups provide them with the right platform to showcase their talent and this ultimately attracts multinational companies to invest in Pakistan.

National Incubation Center(NIC) across Pakistan are working to boost start-ups and facilitate youth to have their own businesses”, he said.He further appreciated efforts of KATI for collaboration with Aspire Pakistan and working on startup eco system to promote: reduction in cost of production for industries, improvement of product quality, development of import substitution industry and exports enhancement.Conference was attended by a number of prominent members from business community, entrepreneurs, industrialists, founders of different startups and other notables from different walks of life.