‘No representation of Sindh in telecom’
Karachi:There can be no progress in information technology without linking it with the telecommunication sector, said advisor to the Sindh Chief Minister for Information Technology, Noman Saigol.
Asserting that the inter-linking of the two sectors is inevitable, he said that a number of IT projects are faced with delays for having no representation of the Sindh Information Technology Department in the telecommunication sector. He said this, while presiding over a meeting at his office on Wednesday. Discussing the authority of telecommunication at the provincial level, Saigol said that it will help promote Sindh, in particular, and Pakistan, in general, at the international level in IT and software industries like the effective role played by the alternative energy department in Sindh, which attracts a huge investment.
Karachi is considered to be one of the biggest cities of the world, where a large number of IT manpower is available but due to the non-representation of Sindh in telecommunication, work on different IT projects could not be initiated, he added.
Saigol said that many projects in the province are being run with the help of the telecommunication sector including call centres, training programmes, websites, web portals, projects of e-Government, e-Policing, etc. ‘’If the Sindh IT department gets a focal position in the Telecom sector, there can be headway in several projects related to e-banking, aviation, satellite TV channels, etc,” he added.
Source: The News