ITU-Pakistan Digital Inclusion Week: Meaningful ICT for All

The “ITU-Pakistan Digital Inclusion Week: Meaningful ICT for All" is organized by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Pakistan and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 12-13 December November 2022 in Islamabad Serena Hotel, Pakistan. These event is supported by the Government of Australia, represented by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts (DITRDCA) in their support to the ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific to implement the ITU Asia Pacific Regional Initiatives.

The Digital Inclusion week aims raise awareness and highlight the ongoing digital inclusion initiatives led by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, in collaboration with the International Telecommunication Union, to bridge the digital divide, particularly amongst people in vulnerable situations such girls, children and persons with disabilities.

In promoting a multi-stakeholder and inclusive approach in digital development, this event will gather various stakeholders and partners that are supporting this effort. ITU-Pakistan Digital Inclusion Week: Meaningful ICT for All will highlight three ongoing digital inclusion initiatives:?? 

  1. Girls in ICT Day Pakistan 2022
  2. Child Online Protection
  3. Accessible Cybercafe for all

The Inauguration Ceremony

10:00-13:00 hrs Islamabad time

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Event Start


  • National Anthem and recitation of versus from The Holly Quran


Opening Remarks by Member, International Coordination, MoITT,

Mr. Ajmal Anwar Awan


Address by Guest of Honor:  Director ITU APAC- Mrs. Atsuko Okuda


Remarks from:

  • Mr. Julien Harneis, UN Resident Coordinator & Humanitarian Coordinator in Pakistan
  • Ms. Ashleigh Light, Acting Deputy Head of Mission, Australian High Commission, Pakistan
  • H. E. Ms. Kishwer Zehra, Member of the National Assembly
  • H.E. Mr. Riaz Hussain Pirzada – Federal Minister for Human Rights


Key Note from the Chief Guest

Federal Minister of MoITT His Excellency Mr. Syed Amin ul Haque

Awards distribution in the presence of Federal Minister MOITT Mr. Syed Amin Ul Haq, SAPM Ms. Shaza Fatima Khwaja and Mrs. Atsuko Okuda Regional Director ITU

Group Photo

11:00 hrs

Coffee Break

11:30 hrs  

Digital Inclusion Partners Panel session: Accelerating Digital Inclusion Through Partnerships

Session Moderator:

  • Additional Secretary of IT and Telecom Mrs. Aisha Humera Moriani


  • SAPM on Youth Affairs, Ms. Shaza Fatima Khwaja
  • Mr. Mohsin Mushtaq, Additional Secretary (In-charge) – MOITT
  • Ms. Aiko Akiyama, UNESCAP
  • Ms. Aalia Jafar, Director, International Relations, Islamic Chamber of Commerce
  • Dr. Iffat Zafar Agha, Co-Founder Sehat Kahani
  • Dr. Saira, CEO MedIQ
  • Ahmed Javed, Senior Market Engagement, Manager M4D, GSMA

Each panelist will have 5 minutes max.

12:30 hrs

Lunch break