Syed Amin Ul Haque, the federal minister for information technology and telecommunications, stated that Pakistan would like to enhance its strategic partnership with the Organization of Islamic Help and seek its cooperation in new technologies.
On Monday, the minister met with a group of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) led by Ambassador Askar Musinov, Assistant Secretary-General for Science and Technology.
During the meeting, issues of mutual interest and cooperation between Pakistan and OIC in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) were discussed.
The IT minister informed the group that Pakistan would like to seek OIC cooperation in emerging technologies like as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, the internet of things, big data, the cloud, and robots.
He stated that the OIC’s facilitation of cooperative efforts to establish a digital economy and expedite digital transformation in member states is highly laudable.
Pakistan, according to Haque, is substantially investing in the creation of a knowledge-based economy and digitally empowered society through the usage and adoption of inclusive, accessible, and sustainable technology.
According to the minister, ICT is crucial to Pakistan’s development and economic progress, and the government is working closely with the ICT industry to establish policies that would stimulate both technology exports and domestic technology adoption.
According to 2021 Kearney’s Global Services Location Index, Pakistan ranked as the second most financially desirable location in the world for offshore outsourcing services, as mentioned by Haque.
Pakistan would like to enhance its strategic collaboration with the OIC and seek OIC cooperation in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, the internet of things, big data, cloud computing, and robots, he stated.
The OIC delegation praised the Pakistani government’s efforts to advance the IT and telecommunications industries.