The IT Minister announced the announcement at the UBIT Career Fest 2022, which was held in the UBIT Garden and included over thirty software companies interviewing and selecting candidates.
Syed Amin ul Haque, the federal minister for Information Technology and Communication, announced that local manufacturing of mobile phones has begun in Pakistan and that the country plans to launch its 5G technology by July 2023. Adding to his statement, the IT minister stated that all of these efforts are being made to make technology accessible to all citizens of Pakistan.
Minister Amin ul Haque said this while serving as the principal guest at the UBIT Career Fest 2022. The event, hosted by the Department of Computer Science at the University of Karachi, was attended by over thirty software companies that interviewed and screened job seekers.
The minister stated, in reference to the huge expansion of the IT industry, that while other businesses were experiencing growth stagnation, IT was constantly floating. He noted that the Information Technology industry increased by over 47.44% during a time when the majority of Pakistan’s industries grew by only 1 or 2%.
Haque stated in his address that this rapid growth can only be sustained if IT companies and universities work together to cultivate more local talent in the tech industry.
Regarding startup fundings, Haque stated that in 2019, Pakistan startup fundings totaled $75 million, whereas a year before, the figure was $373 million.
In addition, women’s empowerment dominated Haque’s remarks. The minister expressed his delight that so many women in the nation are interested in IT. Minister added that women’s economic engagement is the only way for a society to grow.
“When I took over the Ministry, our exports were US$1.4 billion; today, they are US$2.6 billion, and our aim is US$5 billion,” stated Haque, demonstrating that there is no corruption in the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications.