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IT Ministry approves 7 projects of Rs. 4.8 billion in line with the Digital Pakistan vision

The IT ministry announced on the evening of Monday that it had approved seven IT projects worth a total of Rs. 4.8 billion. These programs are supposed to help the Prime Minister achieve the priorities outlined in his digital Pakistan vision. It did, however, only have information on six programs.

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The funding includes 1580 million for networking infrastructure near the Diamer Bhasha dam construction site, 143 million for a degree equivalency program for countries participating in the Seoul Accord, 298 million for a technical training centre in Gilgit, 651 million for the creation of a national testing centre for 5G, 367 million for the National Freelance Training Program (NFTP), and 143 million for a degree equivalency program for countries participating in the Seoul Accord.

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The Prime Minister’s “New Pakistan Vision” was first proposed in 2018 as a way to boost the IT sector by creating a digital ecosystem. Prime Minister Imran Khan declared it a strategy in December 2019. Since then, the government has taken several steps to boost communication, improve digital networks, increase investment in digital skills, and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the technology sector.

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