President calls for strengthening cooperation among Muslim countries for IT promotion

Islamabad, October 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):President Mamnoon Hussain has said that the Government of Pakistan considers Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) as key enabler to enhance productivity, transparency, and good governance for empowering the people for moving towards attaining the objectives set under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The President noted that ICT in Pakistan has become one of the most dynamic sectors and a major contributor to economy. The President said this while talking to Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman and Founder, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org) who called on him at the Aiwan-e-Sadr, Islamabad on Wednesday.

The President appreciated the initiatives of TAG-Org for enhancing the role of ICTs in creating new opportunities for social interaction, enabling new business models, and contributing to economic growth and development in all other sectors. The President acknowledged the substantial contributions and achievements of Dr. Abu Ghazaleh in diverse areas including his role in promoting Information and Communication Technologies for achieving sustainable development.

The President appreciated the efforts of Dr. Abu Ghazaleh to take Pakistan Jordan relations to higher levels through enhancing collaboration in the field of ICT. The President said that Pakistan is keen to benefit from expertise of TAG-Org and hoped that the organization will invest more in the ICT sector in Pakistan. The President emphasized that the Muslim Ummah should use its platform to forge greater cooperation and joint ventures in the sector of ICT and science and technology.

The President expressed Pakistani Government’s commitment to TAG-Org for joint ventures and strategies for development and deployment of digital services in Pakistani markets and assured the visiting dignitary of the government’s support to TAG-Org for mutual collaboration programs both with the organization and with the Jordanian Government.

Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh explained the role and utility of services of his organization in the field of ICT and expressed his desire to further expand cooperation with Pakistan in this regard. He stated that Pakistan should play a greater and leadership role in the Muslim world in the ICT sector.

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