PM’s IT Task Force discusses domestic manufacturing of mobile phones, computers

January 15, 2019 Off By Web Desk

A second meeting of Prime Minister’s task force on IT and Telecom was held in Islamabad on Tuesday with Minister for Information Technology Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui in the chair.

The sub task force on IT gave recommendation for setting up of special technology zones in the country for enhancing IT exports.

It was noted that image of our IT industry will enhance by establishing special technology zones.

Co Chairman of the task force Dr Atta ur Rehman also emphasized the need for promoting domestic manufacturing of mobile phones, computers, laptops etc. It was also proposed that IT related small and medium enterprises should be empowered by establishing special technology zones.

The members of the sub task force on Telecom proposed that 12.5 percent advance income tax on internet must be zeroed.

The meeting was informed that one thousand union councils have fiber cable connectivity and the target is to connect 3100 more UCs be connected with optic fiber cables for broadband supply. It was also recommended to develop a digital content of all subjects at school and college levels besides giving IT training to the students.

Source: Radio Pakistan