US Charge d Affaires Angela Aggeler called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque on Wednesday and discussed matters related to Information Technology and Telecommunication as well as digitalization.
Federal Secretary Ministry of IT Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui and senior officers of the Ministry were also present in the meeting.
Talking to US Charge d Affaires, Federal Minister for IT Syed Aminul Haque said the environment for foreign investment in Pakistan was conducive.
He said that under the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital Pakistan, the Ministry of IT was committed to providing broadband services across the country. Through the Ministry of IT’s attached department Universal Service Fund (USF) steps are being taken for the provision of broadband services both in underserved areas of the country, he added.
He said that the Ministry of IT is also acting upon the policy of women empowerment. He said that direction has been given to increase the ratio of women from 20 percent to 50 percent in all the programs of the Ministry of IT. He said that the IT sector of Pakistan is rapidly growing and IT exports also increased.
The Federal Minister for IT also apprised the US Charge d Affaires about National Incubation Centers and regarding developing of IT Parks in the country. Earlier, Secretary IT briefed the US Charge d Affaires about Ministry of IT projects