Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the “Digital Pakistan” campaign on Thursday as part of the digitization program of the Pakistani government of Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which wants to introduce the latest technology for the common good.
The unveiling ceremony took place at the Prime Minister’s house in Islamabad.
The prime minister also addressed the ceremony today and said that digitization in Pakistan is essential for the progress of the country’s youth.
He said the world is moving forward and that Pakistan is lagging far behind.
“Digital Pakistan will be the government’s utmost priority. It will unleash the potential of the youth. Pakistan has the second biggest population of youth and it can be turned into strength through digital work,” said the premier.
“Women can contribute to this sector as well and gain jobs,” said the prime minister.
Prime Minister Imran said that when he was elected Prime Minister, he said “Ghabrana Nahi Hay” in his first speech.
“Many people panicked after that speech,” he said, as the audience laughed. “Now I am telling you not to panic because we are headed in the right direction.”
The prime minister said that even international agencies now appreciate Pakistan’s fiscal and economic policies.
The Ministry of Information Technology (MoIT) launched the “Digital Pakistan” campaign. MoIT’s mission is to digitize all communication between government agencies.
The IT department was instructed to complete the task within three months.
Earlier this year, PTI senior leader Jahangir Tareen announced that the government had hired a former Google executive to improve the payment system and launched a digital plan.