Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that his government’s goal is to create a self-reliant Pakistan that would emerge as a global power.
The prime minister expressed these views while chairing the final session of National Seminar on “Resetting & Rebooting Pakistan’s ICT Sector” here at the National Defence University (NDU), a press release issued by the PM Media Office said.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, Sindh Governor Imran Ismaeel and NDU President Lt Gen Muhammad Saeed were also present.
National and international prominent ICT experts, industrial representatives, and senior military and civil officers attended the seminar.
Director General Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis of NDU presented the recommendations of the seminar.
The prime minister appreciated the NDU for arranging a seminar on the ICT sector and assured full facilitation to the ICT stakeholders for providing an enabling and supportive regulatory environment from the government. He also emphasized on skills’ enhancement of the country’s young population and said the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector held great potential for employment generation and revenue earnings. Meanwhile, In an effort to boost investment and economic activities in the country, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday approved establishment of three more special economic zones (SEZs) in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad.Presiding over a meeting of the board of approval for the SEZs in Islamabad, PM Imran Khan gave node to establishment of Special Economic Zone Sindh, China-Pakistan Special Economic Zone in Raiwind and National Science and Technology Park in Islamabad.
During the meeting, PM Imran directed to provide utilities, infrastructure and other facilities to the SEZs on priority basis.
It is pertinent to mention here that the number of special economic zones will increase to 20 after the new development.