Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Imran Khan has launched Digital Pakistan, an initiative to digitize the governance and government services using latest technologies for public welfare. Digitizing Pakistan is crucial for the youth as the country as exciting times are ahead of the country, said Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday during the inauguration ceremony of the 'Digital Pakistan' campaign.
‘Digital Pakistan’ campaign is a part of the Government's digitization programme aimed at introducing the latest technologies for public welfare. "The world has been taking great strides in digitisation. However, Pakistan has been lagging behind," said the prime minister. He said that through such measures as the digitisation programme, Pakistan would make use of its youth population which was one of the biggest in the world.
Terming it a big opportunity for the nation, he said digitalization will help in providing jobs to our youth and spur their creative abilities.
The Prime Minister regretted that earlier governments did not work on making the country digitally advanced.
He said we are going to introduce the e-governance in government departments to eradicate corruption from the country. He said the e-governance in public sector institutions will help accelerate the processes and provide facilitation to the public.
The Prime Minister expressed determination that any resistance in the digitalization of the economy will be overcome.
He said that the government had persuaded the Google executive, who was in Singapore, to lead the project from Pakistan, after a lot of effort and headhunting.
“She is leaving Google. In fact, she has left it and she is moving to Pakistan and will lead the digitisation initiative from PMO,” Tareen had said.