IT Ministry conducts first-ever Digital Pakistan policy roundtables

The IT ministry plans to hold Digital Pakistan policy roundtables, "Enhancing life through modern, affordable and reliable digital services," which were announced by the Ministry of Information Technology in an endeavor, Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision of Digital Pakistan. The ministry announced Tuesday. Starting on 24 March, the round tables will take place in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad.

One of the main goals of the conferences is to encourage public and private sector stakeholders, scholars, and donor agencies to make recommendations on the main pillars of the policy.

  • E-governance
  • ICT Infrastructure
  • Human Resource Development
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Fintech
  • E-commerce & digital platforms
  • IT/TeS Development
  • Exports, Privacy, and Security
Ultimately, these recommendations would lead to a robust digital policy.

"The 2021 round table in Pakistan on digital policy offers the opportunity to explore the parallels that exist between policy pillars and new changes in technology. It also looks at the variety of socio-technical aspects and recommends them," says Nadeem A. Malik, member of IT & Telecom's PM task force.

The yet-to-be-adopted Digital Pakistan 2021 policy will support Pakistan's digital transformation by ensuring affordable and reliable digital services to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of its people. The policy sets out the legislative obligations of the Ministry of IT, which include the need to implement necessary policy frameworks, legislation, and regulations to achieve a sustainable IT environment.

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