The Government of Pakistan is fully committed to introducing National Artificial Intelligence Policy soon.

It was announced by the Federal Minister for Information Technology and TeleCommunication Syed Aminul Haq while addressing BlockChain Conference, organized by IR Next in Karachi.

Highlighting the importance of IT in economic development, he said that a leader is one who envisions future requirements of the nations. IT Ministry had been on the path of landmark steps to make Pakistan digital. The Federal Cabinet had already been made paperless by shifting work to tablets and android cell phones. He added that the governance of Parliament would also be made paperless by this government.

While bridging the gap between academia and industry, He urged close cooperation among academia, industry and IT Ministry in introducing emerging technologies in Pakistan. The gap between academia and industry needs to narrow down and IT academicians must start supervising industrial projects through an agreement between industries and universities.

Federal Minister expressed the readiness of the IT Ministry to work with industry and academia through trilateral agreement and bring up the recommendations of a committee on data protection, cyber security and collaborative modus operandi before the cabinet.

He said that IT Ministry is committed to equipping the 60% young population of Pakistan with IT expertise by providing 3G and 4G services especially in the remotest areas of Pakistan which are far away from urban centres.

Chairman IR-Next Dr Khalid thanked Federal Minister Syed Aminul Haq for taking landmark initiatives in the IT sector. The conference ended with the distribution of awards to the IR-Next team.

IR-Next is a solution provider organisation working on BlockChain, IOT and Artificial Intelligence with public and private sectors.

Blockchain is a system of recording information in a way that makes it difficult or impossible to change, hack, or cheat the system.

A blockchain is essentially a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems on the blockchain.

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