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Pakistan to be catapulted to new era much faster if it benefits from IT: President
August 09, 2021

President Arif Alvi has expressed the confidence that Pakistan will be catapulted to the new era much faster if it takes full benefit from the information technology.

Addressing Digital Government Summit in Islamabad today (Monday), he envisioned that it is a matter of time that Pakistan will be one of the most important countries in the comity of nations if it keeps on making smart decisions.

Alluding to the massive information available on the internet, the President said the communication has improved significantly as a result of technology.  He said though the Covid-19 badly affected the economies, but its side benefit has been that it pushed the people to seek education through online system.  He said the information technology has herald an era of innovation.

The President has called for shifting Brick-and-Mortar development projects to the intellectual development of human resources.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Information Technology Syed Amin-ul-Haque said the government is ready to adopt innovations for improvement of governance.

The Minister said the country witnessed exports worth of 2.1 billion dollars in last fiscal year and target for the next year has been fixed up to 3.5 billion dollars.

Minister for Federal Education said usage of technology for education has been speedily adopted after the COVID-19 across the world. He said government is taking steps to expand the reach of internet.

Addressing on the occasion, Minister for Railways Azam Khan Swati said Railways with the use of technology will be able to increase its revenue. He said our ministry is moving towards digitization gradually. The Minister said revenue from freight trains will be increased 25 percent.