President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi called for strengthening the knowledge economy and digital government agencies to improve operational efficiency and service delivery.
He said Pakistan has immense talent and resources and that the government is working hard to steer those opportunities in the right direction. The president said this in an interview with a Huawei delegation led by Vice President, Spacelee in the Middle East Huawei, who called on him in Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Spaceley spoke about the role of his organization in improving IT skills in Pakistan. He said Huawei has contributed to the Pakistani economy by creating 10,000 jobs and paying $ 120 million in taxes to the government from 2018 to 2020, as well as spending $ 6 million to support the government’s disaster relief efforts.
He stressed that his organization has contributed to the development of Pakistan’s IT and ICT capabilities by awarding 10,000 certifications by 2020. Ministry of IT&T will partner with Huawei to train over 1,000 government officials to succeed in Digital Pakistan. At the meeting, he announced that government officials will be registered and enrolled in training programs developed by Huawei experts.
Mark Meng, CEO of Huawei Pakistan, added that Huawei will work with the Pakistani government and the private sector to build an ICT ecosystem that will drive digital transformation. Huawei will continue to support the digital vision of the Pakistani government with the latest technology and open new horizons for growth and innovation.
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