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Ministry of IT&T and Huawei to train 1000 government officials

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoIT&T) in collaboration with Huawei would train over 1,000 government employees to achieve the Digital Pakistan initiative.

It was apprised by the Vice President of Huawei Middle East Region Li Xiangyu who accompanied by a delegation met President Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Monday.

The meeting was also attended by the Secretary M/o Science and Technology Dr. Arshad Mahmood, the Secretary M/o Federal Education and Professional Training Farah Hamid, the Additional Secretary M/o IT&T Ali Sher Mehsud, and other senior officials of the government while the Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr. Atta-ur-Rehman attended the meeting via video link.

Vice President of Huawei Middle East Region Li Xiangyu presenting a souvenir to President Dr. Arif Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on May 3, 2021.

In the meeting, Li Xiangyu apprised the meeting that the government officials would be registered and enrolled for training programs which would be conducted through Huawei Experts.

President Arif Alvi appreciated the initiative of Huawei to provide training and ICT skills to the people of Pakistan.

The president asked the MoIT&T to develop an action plan and set timelines for launching training programs for the government employees to train them in fields like Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Technology, Big Data, Blockchain, Neural Networks, and Communication Technologies.

Dr. Arif Alvi urged the MoIT&T T to come up with more innovative ideas and enhance collaboration with Huawei for the early realization of the Digital Pakistan Initiative.

In the meeting, Li Xiangyu also gave a presentation about the role of his organization in the promotion of IT Skills in Pakistan.

Li Xiangyu informed that Huawei has contributed to Pakistan’s economy by providing 10,000 jobs and paying US$ 120 million in taxes to the government from 2018 to 2020 besides spending US$ 6 million to support disaster-relief efforts of the government.

The Vice President of Huawei Middle East Region highlighted that his organization has contributed to Pakistan’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) talent by providing 10,000 certifications in 2020.

In his remarks, President Arif Alvi called for promoting the knowledge economy and digitalization of government organizations to enhance the efficiency of work and service delivery.

The president said that Pakistan is blessed with immense talent and resources and the government is making serious efforts to channelize this potential in the right direction.

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