Former Google Executive will Lead Digital Pakistan Vision Campaign

Author - ISA (Comstar) | Dec 06 2019 05:00

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The government of Pakistan has shown substantial progress vis-à-vis technology and digitalization in the country. Introducing a new e-commerce policy framework along with becoming one of the top freelancing countries in the world, the prime minister, Imran Khan, launched a “Digital Pakistan” ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday, December 5th. 

“Digital Pakistan” aims to reduce the gap between technology and people by introducing policies such as the use of technology for public welfare. To motivate and excite the youth, the prime minister also said the policy will “unleash the youth’s potential”. Imran Khan also mentioned that this new policy will help in building a tech-savvy and inclusive Pakistan.

There are five key motives of the Digital Pakistan initiative. They are as follows: 

•    Access and Connectivity (providing internet connectivity to everyone)
•    Digital Infrastructure (easy operationalization of daily tasks via mobile phones and computers)
•    E-government (digitalization of intra-government affairs)
•    Digital Skills and Literacy (jobs for technology graduates)
•    Innovation and Entrepreneurship (incentivizing startups)

Tania Aidrus, an MIT graduate and now a former Google Senior Executive resigned from her job to serve Pakistan and help the government in this new initiative.  She is the head of the Digital Pakistan project. She tweets as: “Thank you, PM for giving me the opportunity to contribute back to Pakistan. With everyone’s support, we will inshallah make #DigitalPakistan vision a reality".  As the PM says “ghabrana naheen hai

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