ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Friday sought a comprehensive strategy to increase the country’s information technology exports on a priority basis.

He was chairing a meeting on the progress of the information technology sector. Prominent information technology experts attended the meeting and gave their proposals.

The PM said information technology had a prominent role in the economy. The capacity of the information technology sector to boost the country’s economy would be utilised, he added.

He said every sector of the economy would be modernised with technology.

Youth would be provided with international facilities to equip them with the knowledge and skills of the present age in the sector of information technology, he added.

He remarked that the services of information technology experts would be hired to advance the IT sector.

The meeting was informed that a strategy was being prepared for reforms in the information technology sector and digitisation.

The strategy included increasing people’s access to the internet, improving digital infrastructure, e-governance, training youth in digital skills, and increasing business opportunities in the IT sector.

Several federal ministers, the Planning Commission’s deputy chairman and other high-level officials attended the meeting.

Published in Dawn, March 23rd, 2024

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