The government is taking steps to build information highways and extend the reach of people to the new fourth generation technologies, said President Arif Alvi.

Speaking at an international conference on innovation and entrepreneurship on Tuesday, he said that the goal of current leadership was to improve the digital financial system, achieve women empowerment and ensure economic transparency.

“Pakistan is making great progress with the use of emerging technologies,” the president said and noted that the country had left behind during the fourth industrial revolution.

Amid the fourth information technology revolution, the communication and spread of information had gained rapid traction, he said, adding that the fifth generation (5G) revolution was just around the corner.

He stressed that a huge volume of information had been accumulated by the world through cloud computing. Alvi added that the youth could take benefit of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.

“The government is making efforts to achieve 100% literacy rate and impart skills to the people who are unable to enroll in educational institutions,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 25th, 2021.

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