President: (Pakistan pursuing vision of accelerated digitization: President)

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Wednesday said that Pakistan is pursuing the vision of accelerated digitisation to transform Pakistan into a knowledge-based economy.

He was addressing the 2nd World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, China. The President said our focus remains on development of Information and Communications Technology infrastructure across the country with special emphasis on serving marginalised segments of society and bridging digital divide.

He said the information revolution has fundamentally altered perception of reality, time and space. He said in his view the Information Technology is reshaping our identity, geo-politics, security dynamics of the 21st century and the whole range of other paradigms.

He said the Government of Pakistan fully realises the potential of information and communications technology for socio-economic growth. He said we consider it as key enabler to achieve sufficiency, transparency, good governance and empowering the people.

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