The party that is set to rule Pakistan for the next five years, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is planning to launch the Digital Transformation Initiative Programme in the country. The programme aims at developing digital infrastructure, customer service, and e-government system in the country.
PTI plans to digitalize different departments to enhance transparency, facilitate the people and save cost, time, and energy. As IT is considered essential to the country’s development and economy, PTI has given due importance to it. PTI is planning to develop a Centralised Knowledge Economy Authority (CKEA) to ensure that the IT sector can contribute to the country’s exports and create jobs.
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A CIO will head the authority and decide regulatory policies, procurement and create a shared eco-system to boost the IT sector. The CIO will be from the private sector and will lead the whole authority.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will spend $2 billion in the IT sector in the next five years. The aim is to increase export, create job opportunities for youngsters and fight corruption. Chairman PTI Imran Khan said, “PTI’s digital policy will transform Pakistan into a knowledge economy, making the IT sector the top contributor to Pakistan’s exports and job creation.”
He further said, “Like neighboring India, Pakistan will boost IT exports to increase government earnings. Above all, investment in IT will ensure transparency and efficiency, the tools needed to fight rampant corruption.”
PTI has set a target to increase Pakistan’s IT exports to the US $10 billion in next 5 years. Also, an open government data policy will be set up through which citizens can audit the present government’s performance. Hence everything will be transparent and clear.