Vice President Facebook Public Policy calls on Federal Minister for Information Technology

Islamabad, December 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): Vice President Facebook Public Policy Mr. Simon Milner called on Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddique here on Tuesday. The Federal Minister welcomed Vice President Facebook Public Policy Mr. Simon Milner and matters related to information technology and social media were discussed during the meeting. Federal Minister Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddique apprised the Vice President Facebook Public Policy about the steps being taken by the Ministry of Information Technology for socio-economic development of people by using technology.

He said that to digitalize Pakistan and human resource development are the top most priority of the government. The Federal Minister said that Ministry of IT is working on to increase the benefits of broadband for the people. Steps have also been taken for boosting e-commerce and IT exports, he said. Mr. Simon lauded Ministry of IT for steps taken in the field of information technology. He briefed the Federal Minister that Facebook is working on program to train women in rural areas of Sindh regarding use of internet and facebook to market their products online. The Federal Minister appreciated Facebook and said that access to technology by women of rural areas is very important in today’s world.

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