Measures being taken to push Digital Pakistan in ICT sector

Report by Engineering Post

A number of measures were in the process of being taken at the appropriate levels concerned to push onward Digital Pakistan in the Information and Communication    Technology (ICT) sector.

Special Technology Zones (STZs)  were being established and operationalized comprising  Information Technology Parks, Software Technology Parks, Business Process Outsourcing    Complexes, Research and Development facilities, and Excellence Centres for  technology-driven businesses  and startups engaged in providing IT and IT enabled  services.

IT companies are being facilitated  to get  ISO27001 and ISO27701 certifications. This will help in up skilling the Business Process Outsourcing  industry for bringing  more business from European countries.

Training and certification on cutting -edge technologies being  subsidized  like Machine Learning, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing etc.

As many as  25 Software technology Parks being established in  different parts of the  country with rental subsidies  thus facilitating the IT industry.

Technology Research  Center being established  in collaboration with the industry players for improving and creating  new cutting-edge technologies and Cloud infrastructure established.

Official sources on being contacted  said that these important initiatives hopefully will be helpful in further building  up  the digital infrastructure and skillsets relating to the emerging information technologies.