Engineering Post Report
Information Technology is one of the fastest growing sectors of Pakistan’s economy. It has assumed a central enabling role in the emerging dynamics of a knowledge society and knowledge economy.
In order to enhance cooperation under the banner of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in the field of Information Technology, a Joint Working Group Information Technology was established between China and Pakistan during the 10th JCC (Joint Cooperation Committee) meeting held on September 23,2021. The first meeting of the Joint Working Group on Information Technology Industry was quite successfully held on July 28,2022. The agreed area of cooperation under the Information Technology Industry Joint Working Group includes ICT Infrastructure Development, ICT Application Innovation, Cybersecurity, Policy and Regulation, Radio Spectrum Regulation and Human Resource Development.
The Information Technology industry joint Working Group under the framework of CPEC, according to the information available from concerned official sources, is committed to improving the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure development in China and Pakistan, building an innovative and pragmatic China-Pakistan Digital Corridor, strengthening investment cooperation in the digital economy, promoting the development and deployment of new digital technologies and applications, deepening the cooperation and information-sharing in the digital sector between the two countries, maintaining an open, fair and non-discriminatory business environment , and empowering social and economic development with Information and Information Technologies.