Pakistan Strives To Introduce 5G Technology: IT Minister

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

23rd Nov, 2020. 09:16 pm
Pakistan Strives To Introduce 5G Technology: IT Minister

Federal Minister for Information technology and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haq has said that efforts are being made to introduce FiveG technology in Pakistan and work in this regard going on in full swing.

According to details, at the second “Reception Awards 2020” ceremony of Pakistan-Malaysia Friendship Association (PMFA), Federal Minister Syed Aminul Haq said that the government is also ready to allow cryptocurrency in Pakistan.

He said that the State Bank of Pakistan and the FBR were seeking legal help to secure the corrupt currency trade in the country.

He said PayPal was working on other digital payment solutions after refusing to provide services in Pakistan.

Addressing the function as the chief guest, Federal Minister Aminul Haq said that the Ministry of IT and Telecom took the Coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to increase IT exports by 44% during the first quarter of the financial year 2020-21. Increase to $379 million.

He opposed the ban on any social media app in Pakistan, including TikTok, and said that economic indicators, including current accounts, remittances and foreign exchange reserves, were improving.

Earlier on October 28, Google, in collaboration with government and private technology companies, has launched an online computer science (CS) program for underage students in Pakistan.

The inaugural ceremony of the launch of Google’s CS program in the country was held at the Ministry of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication, which was attended by senior government officials, including the Minister of Technology.

The inaugural ceremony was attended by Farhan S. Qureshi, Head, Google South Asia, Syed Aminul Haq, Minister for Technology, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui, Secretary, Information Technology and other senior officials.

The inaugural event was also attended by officials from TechValley  Pakistan, the Telecom Foundation and the Virtual University, which provided support for the introduction of the Google CS First program in Pakistan.

While the Ministry of Information Technology will support Google to run the Google CS First program in Pakistan, TechVale Pakistan, the Telecom Foundation and the Virtual University will also support the program.

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