IT Minister seeks OIC cooperation in IT and Telecommunication sectors
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A delegation of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Monday met Federal Information Technology Minister Syed Aminul Haque and issues of mutual interest and increasing cooperation between Pakistan and OIC in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) were discussed, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
IT Minister stated that the role of OIC in promoting the digital economy and digital transition in all the member countries is praiseworthy.
“The information technology field plays a very important and vital role in the economic development of the nation. The Government is taking dynamic measures to propagate the knowledge-based economy in the country and also taking along the ICT sector to increase the IT exports, due to which the IT exports of Pakistan have doubled in the last three years, he added.
He said Pakistan is the second most important location in the world when it comes to the financial aspect of offshore outsourcing services.
“We are keen to further strengthen the country’s strategic partnership with OIC. It is demanded from OIC to cooperate with Pakistan with respect to the Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics and Cloud services,” said IT Minister Haque.
The OIC delegation appreciated the steps taken by Pakistan and said that the steps taken for the progress and propagation of the IT and Tele-Communication sectors are very commendable.