ISLAMABAD: Secretary General of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), Ambassador Zhang Ming, called on Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque here on Thursday.
Matters of common interest and related to Information and Communication Technology were discussed during the meeting. The two sides agreed to increase cooperation between Ministry of IT and Telecommunication, and SCO Secretariat.
Syed Amin Ul Haque apprised the SCO Secretary General about the steps taken by Ministry of IT in the field of information technology and telecommunication. He said we want to work with SCO in Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Services and digital connectivity, he said, adding that Pakistan can become digital hub regarding IT experts, better facilities and time zone for SCO member countries.
The Minister said that the IT sector of Pakistan has great potential and Ministry of IT is playing effective role for the development of IT and Telecommunication sector of Pakistan. He said empowerment of youth especially women is the topmost priority of Ministry of IT.
The SCO Secretary General Zhang Ming paid tribute to Federal Minister for IT for the important steps taken in the field of IT and Telecommunication. Steps for empowerment of women, data protection, and provision of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas of the country are laudable, he added. He said the SCO member countries can work on Artificial Intelligence, and regarding e-education, e-health and e-commerce in far-flung areas.