Anusha Rehman Welcomed the Microsoft footprint in Pakistan as Microsoft’s USA Delegation met Ms Anusha Rehman to Discuss a Future Roadmap for IT in Pakistan. The delegation of Microsoft USA included Frank McCosker GM affordable access and Mr. Sidney Roberts, head of Technology and Research. During the meeting, numerous areas of collaboration were discussed.
Anusha Rehman Welcomes the Microsoft footprint in Pakistan
Minister of state for IT Mrs. Anusha Rahman said.
“We welcome the Microsoft’s foot print in Pakistan. This shall foster the culture of innovation and research in the country. That in turn shall nurture entrepreneurship and technology up lift for the socio economic betterment of our people”
“Pakistan is steering towards an enabling eco system where the technology giants of World are looking at Pakistan a potential hub of technology and innovation due to its highly talented and cost effective human capital”
She told the Microsoft delegate about the recent projects that have been successfully completed by the government. She said that government is planning to provide affordable connectivity to the people across the country with special focus on under-served and un-served areas through USF subsidy. Establishing tele-centers at remote places of Pakistan is the corner stone of this plan where the unserved people would have a one point access of basic citizen services through broadband connectivity.
The Microsoft delegation also showed their keen interest to partner with Pakistan through their technology-centric CSR initiatives alongside help building the culture of innovation and research by training and up skilling the human capital of Pakistan. They have shared their numerous technology models working at various parts of the world which result into the economic progress of the countries.
Ms. Anusha Rahman urged upon the Microsoft team to put in place innovative and cost effective models to help broaden the technology base of the country, besides helping the under privileged segments of the society in the field of health and education.
It was agreed that Microsoft shall increase its technical base in Pakistan enabled with Global research and innovation and shall work in tandem with local industry to accelerate the digitization in the country.
Source: Teleco Alert