Govt of Pakistan Confirms New Cyber Security Policy

Govt of Pakistan Confirms New Cyber Security Policy

Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Minister for Information Technology has revealed that a cybersecurity policy has been finalized. Govt of Pakistan Confirms New Cyber Security Policy

The IT minister said that during his speech at the Huawei Mobile Pakistan Summit. According to the IT minister, the government will develop an authority under the cybersecurity policy. He highlighted that mobile devices will become an important tool for banking and education.

The minister also announced that for establishment of mobile manufacturing plants, the government will allocate a piece of land in Haripur, Hazara for telecom companies. The government has discussed the establishment of mobile manufacturing plants in Pakistan with several telecom companies including Huawei.

Govt of Pakistan Confirms New Cyber Security Policy

He said that:

Land has been identified near Haripur for establishing such plants.

Furthermore, Siddiqui said that the government aims to digitize Pakistan. It will need 0.2 million graduates with expertise in modern technology in the coming years.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the government is planning to set up Media Technology University to empower the media with innovative skills.

He underlined that IT has contributed a lot in socio-economic development and transformed the economic scenario. However, it has reduced the job opportunities and the pressing issue is to save these jobs.

Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said

Digital advertising has taken over traditional advertising and several offices of media organizations have closed down because of this change.

The minister said that Huawei spends $14.5 billion on research and development, which is more than half of Pakistan’s exports. The company is also working to promote technology in Pakistan.

At the occasion, Huawei Vice President Middle East Sunxiaofeng said that 5G iss coming this year and would alter the society. He emphasized that Huawei iss committed to providing a secure network and cooperating with the regulator. The company has created 25,000 jobs in Pakistan.

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