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Pakistan to launch 5G technology by July 2023

KARACHI – Syed Aminul Haque, the federal minister for information technology and communication, stated that smartphone manufacturing had begun in Pakistan and that 5G technology would be introduced in the country by July 2023.

He added that our effort was to make it possible for people in every part of the country to have access to technology.

According to a statement, he was the keynote speaker at the UBIT Career Fest 2022, which was put on by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Karachi. More than 30 software companies participated in the event, which was held at the UBIT Garden. After tests and interviews, the candidates were narrowed down.

The minister claimed that when compared to exports in other industries in Pakistan, the IT and telecommunications sector had experienced the greatest increase, with other exports only increasing by two to three percent.

In contrast, the minister claimed that exports of IT and telecommunications had increased by 47.44 percent. He said that by partnering with universities and the IT sector, future needs could be met.

He revealed that while US$75 million was set aside for start-ups in 2019–20, US$373 million was allocated for them the following year.

Syed Aminul Haq acknowledged that many women were enrolled in computer science programmes at different universities and expressed his satisfaction with their contribution to this area. He claimed that by empowering women, society can advance.

He assured the audience that the Ministry of IT and Communication was free of corruption and that anyone who was discovered to have been involved in it would be fired. “Our exports were US$1.4 billion when I took over the charge of the Ministry, and today they are US$2.6 billion while our target is US$5 billion,” he said.

He added that we are living in the era of information technology because technology is being incorporated into every aspect of life, including architecture, defence technology, space sciences, and other industries. The minister continued, “We must work hard to achieve the goals of 2050.”

Professor Dr. Khalid Mahmood-Iraqi, the KU Vice Chancellor, stated that universities were typically the hubs for developing original thought, innovation, and research on this occasion. “Our youth do not lack intelligence or creative thinking, but it is important to support them and provide the facilities to put their ideas and creations into practice,” he continued.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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