Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque says it is government's priority to ensure that Balochistan remains at the forefront of technology development as we continue to work towards building a robust Digital Pakistan.
He was addressing a contract awarding ceremony worth over two billion rupees for provision of High Speed Mobile Broadband services in Kech district of Balochistan in Islamabad today.
The Minister said in light of the Prime Minister's vision of Digital Pakistan, the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication through USF has awarded yet another project for the socio-economic betterment of the people of Balochistan.
He said digital connectivity will open unprecedented new possibilities for the marginalized communities of Kech district; enhancing their ability to work and transact online and engage in the digital economy.
The Minister said the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication through USF has initiated development projects worth approximately 1.8 billion rupees to provide High Speed Mobile Broadband services to commuters on all National Highways in Balochistan.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Defence Production Zubaida Jalal said information technology is a life changing tool in 21st century.
She said high speed broadband in the area will provide new opportunities to the local youth.
The Minister said IT sector plays a pivotal role for improving governance, education and women empowerment.