The Information Ministry has announced a few minutes ago that Prime Minister Pakistan, Imran Khan would inaugurate Pakistan’s first Technology Special Economic Zone and National Science and Technology Park NSTP at NUST today.
The federal minister of Science and Technology also informed about a similar event and said that initiative is a combination of industry and researchers that can turn the world around. The next tech years would be bright years of Pakistan Science and technology, he added.
PM Khan has also inaugurated digital Pakistan campaign a few days ago with a focus on utilizing the latest technology for all public services and welfare.
Pakistan currently ranks 73 in digital skills among the population which is a sign of being far behind from developed nations, Pakistan is currently behind India which ranks 53, KSA and UAE that rank 13th and 14th respectively.
The digital Pakistan Programme and initiatives like opening technology parks would eventually help the population become technology oriented which is critical in this information age. According to Pakistan Software Export Board (PSEB), “Pakistan’s first software technology part STP was established in 1999 in Islamabad and so far, twelve more STPs have been established to provide IT-enabled office workspace (equipped with quality ICT infrastructure and arrangements of backup power) to help the IT industry of the country to meet its immediate goals of increased FDI, technology transfer, increased exports, technology diffusion, increased employment, and human resource development. However, government-initiated and sponsored programs are much needed in order to excel in the field of information technology.