Prime Minister launched ‘Digital Pakistan Vision’ in Islamabad on Thursday, December 5, 2019.
Addressing the ceremony, he said the government will concentrate on taking the country digitally forward. Terming it a big opportunity for the nation, he said digitalization will help in providing jobs to our youth and spur their creative abilities.
The Prime Minister regretted that earlier governments did not work on making the country digitally advanced.
He said we are going to introduce e-governance in government departments to eradicate corruption from the country. He said the e-governance in public sector institutions will help accelerate the processes and provide facilitation to the public.
The Prime Minister expressed determination that any resistance in the digitalization of the economy will be overcome. Imran Khan said our government inherited record fiscal, trade and current deficits with rupee facing pressure and institutions in disarray.
He said with the hard work and tough decisions taken, the situation of the economy has improved and has been acknowledged by international financial institutions.
Meanwhile, Digital Pakistan Vision sets Pakistan’s digital ambition and has been designed for the government and the private sector to work towards a digitally progressive and inclusive country.
The vision brings together multiple initiatives that the government has already kicked off, and identifies additional focus areas that it will initiate in the coming months. Its strategic pillars include access and connectivity, digital infrastructure, digital skilling and literacy, innovation and entrepreneurship.
These pillars, supported by a forward-looking policy and a broader legal framework, will set us on the path to becoming a truly Digital Pakistan.