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On Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has tremendous potential for job generation and revenue and will be critical to the success of Pakistan in the future.
“This government’s goal is a self-reliant Pakistan that can emerge as a global power,” he said.
The prime minister expressed these views while chairing the final session of National Seminar on “Resetting & Rebooting Pakistan’s ICT Sector” at the National Defence University (NDU), a press release issued by the PM Media Office said.
“We need to focus on our youth’s skill development,” said the prime minister.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff, Fawad Hussain Chaudhry, Minister of Science and Technology, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, and Lt Gen Muhammad Saeed, NDU President, were also attending.
Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI chaired the final session of National Seminar on "Resetting & Rebooting Pakistan's ICT Sector at National Defence University (NDU) Islamabad today. pic.twitter.com/8wdNK3X3F5
— PTI (@PTIofficial) October 7, 2020
In addition, the seminar was attended by prominent national and international ICT professionals, industrial representatives, and senior military and civil officers.
Director General Institute for Strategic Studies, Research and Analysis of NDU presented the recommendations of the seminar.
The prime minister thanked the NDU for hosting a seminar on the ICT sector and assured the ICT stakeholders of complete facilitation to provide the government with a conducive and supportive regulatory environment.