According to Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque, there are several investment chances for US technology firms in Pakistan’s IT and telecom industries to boost it and encourage the strong ties between both countries.
The minister expressed these comments while speaking with Donald Blome, the US ambassador to Pakistan, who paid him a visit on Wednesday in Islamabad.
The minister welcomed the representative to his office, where they spoke about issues of shared interest in IT and telecommunication.
Mohsin Mushtaq, the ministry’s additional secretary (in charge), was also present at the meeting.
Along with fostering business connections, the minister stated that there was an urgent need to improve Pak-US cooperation in the IT and telecom sector.
He mentioned that more than 70 connection projects totaling Rs. 65 billion were currently under construction to ensure connectivity throughout the nation.
He emphasized the business-friendliness of the Personal Data Protection Bill and the Social Media Rules, noting that both bills would be submitted to the appropriate forums for approval in three to four weeks.
The US representative also urged strengthening bilateral collaboration in the IT and telecom industries.
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