Federal Minister for IT & Telecom Syed Amin Ul Haque inaugurates ITCN Asia International IT & Telecom Show

Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque inaugurated a three-day '22nd ITCN Asia International IT & Telecom Show' here on Thursday.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony, the Federal Minister for IT congratulated the Ecommerce Gateway Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and other stakeholders for organising ITCN Asia exhibition.
He said it is the biggest and the most consistent tech event of the country been held annually for over two decades in which the Ministry of IT & Telecom always supports the industry. 
 There are participation not only from the domestic industry but also from different countries.
More than 200 companies are here and 20+ knowledge sessions will be taking place in 3 days, he said.
He said Pavilions are also  established by PSEB, P@SHA, IGNITE and NITB, adding that he is so happy to see 50+ startups and 15+ VC/Investors will be attending the event.
Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque said that there were great opportunities for investment in IT and telecom sector of Pakistan, adding that Ministry of IT & Telecom will fully support and facilitate the investors.
This is the right time to invest in technology and exhibitions like this are important to bring everyone under one roof, he said.
He noted that because of this event the Pakistan’s IT industry will allure investment, domestic commerce and the IT exports will also increase.
Federal Minister for IT Syed Amin Ul Haque said that foreign direct investment in telecom sector of Pakistan is over USD1 billion 20 Crore. Telecom revenue reached Rs 694 billion by December 2022, he added.
He said that Smart Phone For All is the vision of Ministry of IT and now the smart phones are being manufactured in Pakistan. Overall the number of Mobile and fixed Broadband users has reached 125 million, he said.
Syed Amin Ul Haque said that National Information Technology Board (NITB) was playing very active role regarding E-governance programs. NITB launched over 31 portals and 15 mobile Applications during last four years. It also ensured implementation of E-office in 40 ministries and over 100 government departments. He said steps are being taken to increase IT exports. He went on to say that under DigiSkills Program, 2 million youth are being imparted online training.
Federal Minister for IT also visited the pavilions of startups,  Zong and tech companies./Ends