Pakistan, Germany to enhance cooperation in IT & Telecom

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque has said that Pakistan greatly values its relations with Germany and wants to enhance the bilateral cooperation in the field of IT and Telecom.

In a meeting with the German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Schlagheck in Islamabad on Wednesday, the minister urged the IT and Telecom Companies of Germany to invest in Pakistan as the environment for investment in Pakistan is conducive.

The IT minister said that steps are underway for fulfilling Digital Pakistan Vision. He said that the Ministry of IT & Telecom is taking strong initiatives for the development of the IT and Telecom Sector, adding that the IT & Telecom Sector of Pakistan has great potential.

Syed Amin Ul Haque said that the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) export remittances surged to US$ 958 million at a growth rate of 40% during July-December of FY 2020-21 in comparison to the same period of last financial year.

The German ambassador appreciated the role of the Minister of IT & Telecom regarding digitalization and for the development of the IT and Telecom Sector of Pakistan.

During the meeting, the two sides agreed to enhance cooperation in the IT and Telecommunication Sector.

The Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui was also present in the meeting.