The Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication has approached the Ministry of Planning Development & Reforms to promote IT cooperation between China and Pakistan under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor- CPEC framework.
Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, Federal Secretary said that:
“IT was the 7th pillar of long term CPEC framework and the IT Ministry has written a letter to the Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms for its formal activation”
Siddiqui further said that the proposed ICT sector development under the CPEC framework is comprised on artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, robotics, emerging technology, automation, e-governance and manufacturing plants as well as technology parks.
ICT sector development under the CPEC Framework is comprised on Artificial Intelligence
He further said that cooperation in this sector under CPEC framework would help in attracting investment, creation of hundreds of jobs opportunities, automation as well as cost-saving. He said that the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms has been formally asked for arranging a meeting with Chinese counterparts to move forward on the 7th pillar of the long term plan.
Chinese government initiated over $60 billion worth of infrastructure development projects under the CPEC framework. Most of the projects pertain to energy and road sectors. While the first stage of CPEC has almost completed, the next stage focuses on industrial developments.
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