Huawei to support ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative

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ISLAMABAD: A high-level delegation of Chinese technology giant Huawei called on Prime Minister Imran Khan and expressed interest in is realising the IT initiatives of the government.
The delegation was led by Global Senior Vice President Huawei Technology Mr Hou Tao and comprised of CEO Huawei Pakistan Mr Qiang Meng, Deputy CEO Mr Ahmed Bilal Masud, Managing Director Mr Weijie Gao,  and Director Public Affairs Mr Han Wu.
Minister for IT Amin-ul-Haque, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razaq Dawood, Chairman Board of Investment Mr Atif Bukhari, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Major General (retired) Aamir Azeem Bajwa and senior officers were also present.
The delegation apprised the prime minister that Huawei plans to train one thousand federal government employees. Huawei will also provide support in training university students to equip them with the latest IT skills.
Mr Hou Tao stated that Huawei supports the vision of the prime minister to create a young skilful workforce in the field of IT. Huawei also offered to formulate Information Communication Technology (ICT) white paper with the help of international consultants identifying the existing ICT systems and suggestions for improvements.
Prime Minister appreciated the support provided by Huawei towards achieving the objectives of ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative. He stated that IT sector holds tremendous potential for investment, revenue generation and economic development.
The prime minister emphasized that IT solutions in government operations ensure transparency, speed of delivery and good governance. He assured the Huawei delegation of full support towards implementation of ICT solutions in Pakistan.
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