Published On: Thu, Jan 19th, 2023
Published in Category: Islamabad

Donald Blome emphasises upon increasing cooperation in IT & telecom sector b/w US & Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: United States Ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome called on Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque here on Wednesday.

The Federal Minister for IT welcomed the US Ambassador in his office, and matters of mutual interest and related to IT and Telecommunication were discussed during the meeting. Additional Secretary (Incharge), MoITT Mohsin Mushtaq was also present in the meeting.

Talking to US Ambassador, Syed Amin Ul Haque said there were numerous opportunities for US tech companies in the IT and Telecom sector of Pakistan. He said that there was dire need of enhancing Pak-US cooperation in IT and telecom sector besides boosting business ties. He noted that work was underway over seventy connectivity projects worth Rs 65 billion for ensuring connectivity across the country.

Syed Amin Ul Haque said that Personal Data Protection Bill and Social Media Rules are business friendly, adding that both the bills will be forwarded to relevant forums for the approval with in three to four weeks.

US Ambassador Donald Blome said that Pakistan was getting important place in technology world. He also emphasised upon increasing cooperation in IT and telecom sector between the two countries.

Additional Secretary, MoITT Aisha Humera Moriani, Member IT Syed Junaid Imam and DG International Coordination Sayed Jawwad Ali were also present.