Industry Stakeholders to Review Draft National IT Policy 2016

The long awaited National IT Policy 2016 is again on cards. Keeping in view both the global and national technological trends, finally we hear again that the Ministry of IT & Telecom (MoITT) has shared a draft of this policy document and is seeking consultation with industry stakeholders.

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The recent update about the policy is that the MoIT is conducting a final “Stakeholders’ consultation” event to review the draft national IT Policy which is to be held on 27th October, 2016 in Islamabad.

Industry Stakeholders to Review Draft National IT Policy 2016

The draft of the National IT Policy is reported to have been shared sometime back with  IT Industry, PASHA, Academia, Civil Society, and some government departments in 2015.Later on also the draft document was deliberated in various group sessions including IT professionals, civil society, experienced government decision makers, digital and internet service providers stakeholders.

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Key Components of IT Policy:
  • Legislation
  • Human Resource Development
  • Infrastructure Development
  • Entrepreneurship and R&I in IT Sector
  • Local Languages Content Development
  • E-Governance
  • Software Exports
  • Cloud Computing and Big Data
  • Persons with disabilities (PWDs)
  • Open Source
  • Mobile based Value Added Services
  • Cyber Space Security
  • ICT Education
  • Local Manufacturing of Hardware

The fundamental objective of this upcoming event is to finally finalize the “National IT Policy” from Pakistan is deprived from last few years and also to create a holistic digital ecosystem. With a well-established national IT policy, Pakistan will no doubt witness further boost in this sector.

For public consultation, feedback and comments please visit: MoIT

Also download the Policy Draft: [Download not found]

Also Read: MOITT Promise of New Telecom Policy Still Continues

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