ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Interior Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said that Pakistan is set to adopt 5G technology after its launching.
While addressing the closing ceremony of HEC-Huawei ICT Skill Competition 2017 organized by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Huawei Technologies in Islamabad, the minister said that the world has entered the fourth industrial revolution based on digital technologies.
“We have to embrace this revolution and prepare our youth to keep pace with the world,” he added.
The minister observed that no Country can make progress without scientific and technological development. He underlined the government’s commitment to digital empowerment of Pakistani youth and, for this purpose, various remarkable initiatives have been taken.
Referring to Pakistan Vision 2025, the minister said that the government is determined to bring Pakistan in 25 major economies of the world by 2025. He underscored the importance of economic development for overall progress of a Country.
“The 21st century is about evolving economic ideologies instead of political ideologies, as development of a nation hinges upon its economic progress,” he maintained.
Ahsan Iqbal stressed the need for peace, political stability and continuity of policies in order to live up to the targets set under Vision 2025. He sustained that achievements of Pakistani youth need to be highlighted to project a soft image of the Country.
Comparing Pakistan with other Countries, he emphasized the need for focus on promotion of higher education and innovations in the Country. He said the Country needs scientists, scholars and technologies, adding that the 21stcentury is the century of competitions.
The minister said that the government has launched Pak-US Knowledge Corridor, Pak-UK Knowledge Gateway and a number of academic programmes with the cooperation of HEC to realize the dream of making Pakistan a knowledge economy.