ISLAMABAD - President Dr Arif Alvi has underlined the need for promotion of virtual education in the country and called for immediate steps to increase the number of graduates of information technology keeping in view growing demand for IT professionals within Pakistan and abroad. He was talking to a delegation of Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO), joined by Secretary General DCO, Dima Aliha and Secretary IT Muhammad Sohail Rajput.
The president said due to the effective policy of the government, the country’s IT sector had achieved significant success.
He mentioned that encouragement of women was necessary to help them participate in business and commercial activities complimented by information technology.
He said the Digi Skills Programme, aimed at imparting youth the education of information technology, had so far given training to one million youth.
He said steps were underway to reduce the digital divide between urban and rural areas.
Under the vision of Digital Pakistan, he said, investment was being made to improve digital infrastructure and create digital skills.
President Alvi said the digitalisation governance system and working of parliament would be completed by 2023, which he said, would help improve efficiency.
Secretary General DCO congratulated Pakistan on becoming a member of the organisation and said that the organisation would promote Pakistan as an attractive country for foreign investment in IT sector and a provider of cloud services.