In line with Pakistan’s Vision 2025, the mission is to put the country on a fast track of development with the ultimate goal of transforming it to become one of top ten economies in the world by 2047. A number of private enterprises are working to make the vision come true. In the vision, Jazz plays the government partner role.
Jazz Pakistan’s largest digital telecommunication company has recently released a sector report on the digital policy framework for the Government of Pakistan. The sector report consists of transformational recommendations on agriculture, health and education.
The report was released at the full-day digital policy conference called Accelerate to a Digital State. The conference saw to the attendance of over 200 professionals. Speakers from leading companies, international development agencies and technologists also spoke of the barriers to disruptive technologies taking root in Pakistan and the solutions needed urgently.
Furthermore, the conference was attended by stakeholders from the telecom, academia, and government sector. It was agreed upon at the event that no digital agenda can be complete without a deep analysis about these three sectors for the national GDP.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said, “The telecommunications industry must now focus on digital services through sectoral value chains and supporting the government to create a conducive regulatory environment.”
“In the last five years the ICT industry brought USD 3.3 billion in revenues to Pakistan and we know that if the policies we recommend here are put in place, we can play a part in meeting the national target of USD 10 billion revenues in ICT by 2020,” said Amir Ibrahim, CEO Jazz.