KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Telecom Syed Amin-Ul-Haq on Saturday said that Pakistan's telecom industry market size and exports of IT services have grown considerably in recent years, and the country, in line with the Prime Minister Imran Khan's 'Digital Pakistan Vision' will roll out 5G technology, by December 2022.
Addressing as the chief guest at the 17th annual Pakistan Software Houses Association ([email protected]) ICT Awards ceremony held here at a local hotel, Amin-Ul-Haq said that connectivity is precondition for digitization. The ministry has been working on infrastructure development across the country. "This year alone, some Rs 18 billion have been earmarked for the connectivity related projects," he said.
In next three years, around Rs31 billion will be invested for the improvement connectivity, he said, adding the country will launch 5-G technology by December 2022 with a vision to further expand the telecom services and internet including to remote and backward areas of the country. Associated infrastructure development and prerequisites are being done. Frequent meetings are being convened with the stakeholders in this regard.
Minister said that he considers [email protected] as the representative organization of software and tech firms. "As soon as I assumed office charge, I vowed, IT ministry would give priority to the recommendations put forward by [email protected] The ministry has been working to ensure an ease of doing business in the country. A number...
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