ISLAMABAD:On Thursday, ‘Digital Pakistan’ campaign was launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan as a part of his government’s digitisation programme that was aimed at introducing state of the art latest tenchologies for the welfare of the masses.
The inauguration ceremony was arranged at Prime Minister’s office in Islamabad which was attended by politicians, journalists, technology enthusiasts and people from different walks of life.
Speaking at the occasion, PM Imran said that digitising Pakistan is need of the hour and extremely important for the progress of coutry’s youth if we want them to compete at the international arena.
PM Khan pointed that Pakistan has largely lagged behind while the world has been progressing.
“Digital Pakistan will be the utmost priority of the government. As, it will unveil the potential of the youth. We have the second biggest population of the youth which can be turned into strength through digitalization,” said the prime minister.
He further added that women could also contribute to this sector and gain jobs for themselves.
The premier shared that when he was elected as prime minister, during his first speech, he said ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’ and after that speech many people panicked, PM Imran added, as the audience laughed.
“Now I am telling you not to panic because Pakistan is headed in the right direction.”
According to Geo News, The prime minister said that now even the international agencies are appreciating Pakistan’s fiscal and economic policies.
The ‘Digital Pakistan’ campaign was initiated by the Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT). The ministry has been given the task to digitise all correspondence between the government offices.
According to Geo News, The IT ministry had been told to complete the task within three months.
Senior PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen had announced earlier this year that the government had engaged a senior former Google executive to help in revamping its payment system and ignite the digitisation motion.
“The PTI led government persuaded the Google executive, who was in Singapore, to lead the project from Pakistan, after a lot of effort and headhunting,” Mr. Tareen said.
According to Geo News, “She is leaving Google. In fact, she has left it and she is moving to Pakistan and will lead the digitisation initiative,” Tareen had said.