Promoting and developing Information Technology under CPEC

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.