PTI Announce new Digital Policy to transform Pakistan

PTI Announce new Digital Policy to transform Pakistan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) launched its official Digital Policy in Islamabad earlier today, with a vision to “transform Pakistan into a knowledge economy making IT the top contributor to Pakistan’s exports and job creation”.

Syed Ahmad, the former chairperson of P@SHA and CEO of DPL IT, presented the Policy and stated that a revised version would be finalized and made available before the elections.

In a video message, Imran Khan said that PTI would leverage technology to create jobs, increase exports and curb corruption. The party has set an ambitious target of increasing Pakistan’s IT exports to $10 billion over the next 5 years.

PTI’s 14 Points for Digital Pakistan:

  1. $2 billion set aside for National digital transformations & provision of different services to citizens through mobile.
  2. Using technology to open government data to increase transparency
  3. IT education of 50,000 students
  4. Establishment of 120 new campuses to produce 100,000 technology graduates/year
  5. Mathematics and Science teacher training and certification program
  6. Five new major technology clusters (Special Economic Zones)
  7. A focus will be on creating enabling environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs.
  8. 50,000 call center seats available on a turn-key basis
  9. One window operation to register a new company
  10. A global PR campaign involving expat community
  11. Visa issuance on green passport for Businessmen and professionals
  12. Simplification of processes for foreign ownership of companies
  13. Public-Private Partnership on projects
  14. Target will be set to increase the global ranking of Pakistan in ease of doing business