Pakistan to become part of global digital economy: Anusha

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom Anusha Rehman Monday said the government is following the agenda to make Pakistan a progressive member of the growing global digital economy. “For this purpose, we are continuously pooling in resources with the very responsive private sector to strengthen our digital foundation through effective public private partnerships,” she said while inaugurating the Mobilink Digital Innovation Lab.
The Digital Innovation Lab is an innovation center where key internal stakeholders, industry professionals, thought leaders and Digital Entrepreneurs can utilize Mobilink’s expertise to create and explore innovative products and services in the Digital Space. Anusha Rahman assured government’s support for all such initiatives. The minister said that “We appreciate the support being provided by our partners, such as Mobilink, to further Digital Pakistan agenda. We are working to connect the unconnected on apriority basis and all our endeavors with the industry are aligned to achieve our accelerated digitization objectives and for the revival of sustainable and inclusive growth, benefiting the citizens and overall economy”.
While appreciating the renewed focus of the mobile industry on incorporating digital citizen based services into the future business strategy, the minister said “The policy of MoIT fully aims at partnering with the industry players in bringing market innovation that impacts lives of our citizens delivering socio economic empowerment.” President and Chief Executive Officer- Mobilink Jeffrey Hedberg said, “The success of any venture is linked to the socio economic success of the market place in which it operates. It is our priority to find ways to help drive an innovative, productive and high employment economy, where the communities of Pakistan can reap full benefits of our digitized services.”

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