ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said many other Countries expressed their interest in becoming part of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which was a sign of great change.
“We must put Pakistan on the road to wealth with the help of all areas and segments of the Country,” he said while addressing an International Annual Trans-Eurasia Information Network (TIEN) NOC Workshop-2017 at Higher Education Commission (HEC) auditorium in Islamabad. He, however, added it was is only possible when we have competitiveness.
The minister said Pakistan had huge potential to get place among top 10 economies of the world for which “We need to conduct research on modern technology.”
Ahsan Iqbal said after successful launch of 3G and 4G technology, the government planned to test 5G services in the Country soon.
The interior minister said the government was establishing centres of excellence for artificial intelligence, cyber security, big data, cloud computing and robots. He said that digital Pakistan was aimed at equipping the young generation with modern technology to ensure its effective usage and added that with the provision of 3G and 4G, Pakistan had become the fourth largest freelancing Country.
Furthermore, he said this was a century of innovations and only those nations were progressing well who had equipped themselves with weapons of knowledge and technology. He said standards of development had changed and now the development of a Country depended upon a few things.
“We need to enhance our production capacity and improve our standard continuously. We need to introduce knowledge and information revolution in the Country and introduce innovations in all sectors,” he said.
The workshop, being held from December 11-15, is being organized by Pakistan Education & Research Network (PERN) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN) in order to enhance skills of network engineers and network security capabilities staff.
The workshop is being attended by participants from Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.