Pakistan to witness a new era of advanced digital age soon as Pakistan and China have agreed to develop an e-corridor to promote greater connectivity while keeping in view the importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). This agreement was made during a high-level meeting between Chinese delegation headed by Chairman Yan Lijin and Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman at China Investment Promotion Centre.
Pak-China to Develop e-Corridor for Greater Connectivity
Minister Anusha Rehman appreciated the delegation for considering the potential of Pakistan’s IT as significant and telecom sector. She said:
“We believe in a ‘Digital Pakistan’ and Chinese cooperation and collaboration will help us to materialize this vision of accelerated digitization,”
She also added that:
“We are awarding the ‘Tech-city’ project on January 7 next year. It is an incubation project meant for the training of young entrepreneurs. Likewise, we intend also to establish a research and innovation centre of international standard.”
The Chinese delegates also appreciated the vision of Pakistan’s government and considered the initiatives taken by the Ministry of IT for uplifting the sector as beneficial and agreed to work in collaboration of government for establishing IT parks in Karachi.
Pakistan’s friendship with Chinese government is old enough as both governments had already worked together on many projects. Gwadar Port is one such great example to be mentioned here. In IT and Telecom sector this agreement is first of it’s kind with Chinese government that will of course contribute to the overall technological progress of Pakistan.