News Desk: Federal Secretary Information Technology and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that the federal government considers the development of Balochistan as the development of Pakistan and the dream of national development cannot be realized without addressing the deprivations of the province and including it in the development journey.
A world-class digital payment system will be introduced while the IT industry has been exempted from taxes till 2025, he said while talking to a delegation of journalists after his arrival in Quetta. On this occasion, CEO Universal Service Fund Harris Mahmood Chaudhry, MD Pakistan Software Export Board Usman Nasir, CEO Ignite Asim Shehryar Hussain, CEO National IT Board Shabahat Ali Shah, Rector Virtual University Arshad Bhatti were also present with him, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said.
The tea industry is one of the only industries in the country where the rate of exports has declined due to the spread of Coronavirus and the rate of IT exports has increased, he said, adding that the government will develop its own WhatsApp-style app by next year. I will be able to prevent data leaks while speeding up the data protection bill He said that the draft of the bill was ready and after reviewing its legal aspects, it would be submitted to the Cabinet for approval. He said that 5G technology would also be introduced in the country during the current tenure. Prime Minister Imran Khan and Federal Minister for IT Syed Aminul Haq are taking special interest in the development and prosperity of Balochistan, which is why he directed the Federal Secretaries to visit the province and establish better coordination and liaison between the federal and the province.
He said that the vision of the federal government is that Pakistan’s development is incomplete without the development of Balochistan. He said that the pace of development of Balochistan and the people of Balochistan must be involved in the development journey. He said that research, creativity, and health in Balochistan. Steps are being taken to promote Mand activities. It is almost impossible to assess the ground realities of the province from Islamabad. Projects have been launched under the Universal Service Fund for network coverage in the province.
IT and Telecom The government is committed to improving the industry, which is why the IT industry by 2025. He said that a world-class digital payment system would be introduced in the province soon. Talks were also underway to reduce the ambiguity between the government and social media websites and to open offices here.