The authorities is prepared to establish a cell phone manufacturing plant in Haripur in collaboration with the non-public sector, shedding the concept of privatizing the Telephone Industry of Pakistan .
Addressing a press conference Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication , Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, said that the authorities has dropped TIP from the privatization list. He said that talks are underway with unique Chinese agencies for organising a cell handset manufacturing plant.
The minister said that IT & IT-enabled Services (ITeS) export remittances have surged to $900 million in 2018-19 in contrast to $800 million in the previous year, however, the genuine determine of IT & ITeS exports are $4.1 billion. Due to the lack of an online charge gateway, the IT sector is no longer able to recognise its full potential. The minister further stated that talks are underway with 5-6 gamers and would be finalized soon.
A meeting used to be these days held with a group from Financial Transactions Control Systems (FTCS) of Sweden where charge gateway options for Pakistan were discussed.
The minister stated that a meeting has been held with Etisalat for the $800 million dues on account of Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited’s (PTCL) privatization.
IT Minister said that the preceding authorities had now not knowledgeable cellular groups about the renewal of 3G/4G licenses. The count is in court and would be resolved soon, he added.
He further mentioned that teledensity in Pakistan has elevated to 75-80 percent and round one hundred sixty million human beings use mobile telephones in the country. Projects have been launched to furnish voice & broadband services in North/South Waziristan and far-flung areas of Balochistan, stated the minister.
He additionally introduced the establishment of an IT Regulatory Authority, comparable to PMDC, to regulate IT-related schooling and introduce a standard for IT graduates and certificates holders. Around 25,000 IT graduates whole their schooling every 12 months in the country, however, solely 5,000-6,000 graduates get jobs due to a gap in enterprise and academia.
Mr.Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui also announced the establishment of a special economic quarter for technological functions in Islamabad.
He mentioned that an international facts science exhibition will be held subsequent month in Karachi the place 300-500 global IT experts would participate. The event will supply an probability to young IT students to show off their Genius and create job possibilities for them