Syed Amin Ul Haque, the federal minister for information technology and telecommunications, stated that Pakistan would like to further solidify its strategic engagement with the OIC and seek its collaboration in cutting-edge technologies.
On Monday, the minister received a visit from a group from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), led by Ambassador Askar Musinov, Assistant Secretary-General for Science and Technology.
Discussions at the summit focused on areas of information and communication technologies (ICT) cooperation and mutual interest between Pakistan and the OIC.
The IT minister told the group that Pakistan would like to work with the OIC on cutting-edge technologies including robots, blockchain, internet of things, big data, cloud services, and artificial intelligence (AI).
He praised OIC for helping group efforts to create a digital economy and quicken the process of digital transformation in its member countries.
According to Haque, Pakistan is making significant investments in the creation of a knowledge-based economy and a society that is digitally empowered through the usage and adoption of inclusive, reasonably priced, and environmentally friendly technology.
The government is collaborating closely with the ICT sector to put policies into place that will encourage both technology exports and domestic technology adoption, according to the minister, who stressed the critical role that ICT plays in Pakistan’s development and economic progress.
According to 2021 Kearney’s Global Services Location Index, Pakistan was regarded as the second most financially desirable country in the world for offshore outsourcing services, according to Haque.
According to him, Pakistan wants to further solidify its strategic alliance with the OIC and work with it on cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, the internet of things, big data, cloud computing, and robotics.
The OIC delegation applauded Pakistan’s government for its efforts to expand the IT and telecom industries.