Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has formally launched the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Digital Transformation Logo for the Year 2020 stating that the provincial government will undertake revolutionary measures during the current year towards digitalization in order to ensure efficient services delivery and transparency.
While addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Chief Minister directed that all government departments will come up with concrete planning for digitalization in services delivery and routine government business clarifying that the incumbent provincial government is committed towards introducing digital reforms as per the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan. He stated that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the only province in Pakistan which has formed its own digital policy for the purpose and every step is being taken for materialization of the said goals.
He stated that development cannot be achieved without the use of Information Technology in contemporary world. The provincial government is aware of the challenges ahead for which numerous measures have been undertaken for imparting technological education and equipping the youth with the necessary knowledge base.
The Chief Minister, on this occasion, announced celebration of the year 2020 as an year of digital transformation in the province. He stated that the launching of Digital Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Logo will attract investors, IT sector experts and industrialists while at the same time the initiative will also promote Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a brand in the IT sector. He declared that the year 2020 will bring greater transparency, ease in provision of services to citizens and innovations to speed up routine government business. He maintained that the reforms will also help in livelihood opportunities to the youth in IT sector.
The Chief Minister stated that the first Business Process Outsourcing Ready Facility (BPO) has been established in the province which is first of its kind in the country and will help in providing entrepreneurship opportunities to more than 700 youth. He clarified that the establishment of international standard Business Process Outsourcing Ready Facility in the province will not only generate tremendous employment opportunities in the province but will also attract international BPO operators.