Federal Minister for IT visits Telecom Foundation headquarters

Islamabad, December 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque visited Telecom Foundation (TF) Headquarters on Wednesday. Managing Director Telecom Foundation Syed Zomma Mohiuddin welcomed the Federal Minister for IT on his arrival at TF Headquarters. The Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque was given detailed briefing about working and future plans of the Telecom Foundation. The Federal Minister for IT and Telecom was also apprised about the five-year strategic master plan of TF and the initiatives to be taken under this plan.

Addressing on the occasion, the Federal Minister for IT lauded the strategic master plan of the Telecom Foundation. He said that digital transformation of Telecom Foundation Group is the reflection of Digital Pakistan Vision. He directed Telecom Foundation to also establish more schools both in urban and remote areas of the country. The Federal Minister for IT directed the management of the TF to complete all projects in transparent manner.

The Federal Minister for IT said that steps are being taken to increase IT exports, adding that IT enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances comprising of computer services and call center services have surged to US $379.251 million at a growth rate of 43.55% during first three months (July-September) of FY 2020-21, in comparison to US $264.187 million during first quarter of FY 2019-20.He said that digitalization and provision of broadband services are the topmost priority. Later on, the Federal Minister for IT launched the Digital Transformation of the Telecom Foundation Group. Senior officers of the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication were also present on the occasion.

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