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Online education launched

ISLAMABAD- Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Awais Ahmad Khan Leghari on December 14, 2002 asked Paknet to improve the quality of Internet services available in the country.

Addressing the launching ceremony of “Online Education” launched by M/S Lycetech the IT Minister said that present quality Internet which is open in many cities is not so beneficial for Public. He asked Paknet to submit a comprehensive proposal within a week about how to improve the quality of Internet throughout the country.

He said that main focus of the Ministry of will be to use IT and Telecom sector for the benefit of the common man, adding, Ministry will take IT to the grassroot level.

The Minister said priority will be given to projects having potential to have maximum impact on the life of common man like poverty alleviation, job creation and revenue generation for the country. Leghari said that projects which facilitate the life of the common man will remain important for the Ministry.

The Minister said after identifying the causes and factors behind poor Internet service the Ministry will take steps to improve its quality. He said quality of Internet service in small towns and cities is even much below the satisfactory level.

He said in IT and Telecom Sector the government will continue to play the role of enabler to facilitate the private sector.

The Minister said if private sector does not expand, jobs will not be created, revenue will not be generated and poverty alleviation strategies will remain un-implemented.

Awais informed that to improve the quality of IT in the country the formation of IT Accreditation Council will be the top priority of IT Ministry. The Minister said preference will be given to local companies while initiating IT and Telecom related projects.

He said, “I will soon call a meeting of IT Advisory Board to see what more needs to be done to enable private local IT companies workable at international level.”

He appreciated the efforts of previous government for the progress of IT in the country, as a result Internet services access spread to about 1000 cities of the country.

He said that young IT professionals are facing problem of unemployment, adding that Ministry will soon solve this problem at priority basis.

Source: The Nation