Punjab to roll out its first IT policy to lend support to its industries

Punjab to roll out its first IT policy to lend support to its industries


LAHORE: The PML-N government has launched Punjab’s first-ever Information technology policy on five pillars approved by the Punjab Cabinet in its farewell meeting on Wednesday, would focus on bridging the digital divide, e-governance, citizen-centric services, IT research and development and innovation hub of Pakistan. and entrepreneurship.

Dr Saif said the IT Policy 2018 would attract long-term investments, improve export remittances and increase number new IT parks through technology special economic zones (SEZs) across the country. He also explained policy commitments, proposed initiatives and mentioned achievements during the past five years.

Information Technology University’s first vice chancellor and Punjab Information Technology Board chairman Dr Umar Saif told the media the provincial government had proved its commitment to use the information and communication technology as an enabling tools for improving governance, efficiency, transparency and accountability. He said the policy document had consolidated all initiatives taken in the sector and set a future roadmap that would take the province to its ultimate destination of being hub of information technology.

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