IT Minister urges provinces to implement Cloud Policy

Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque has urged all the provinces including AJK and Gilgit-Baltistan to implement the Cloud Policy.
He was chairing meeting regarding the implementation of Cloud Policy here on Wednesday. 
Authorities from four provinces including AJK and GB attended the meeting through video link. Secretary IT Dr. Sohail Rajput, MD Pakistan Software Export Board Osman Nasir and senior officers of Ministry of IT were also present in the meeting.
While addressing the meeting, Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul Haque said that the approval of Cloud Policy by the Federal cabinet is great success. Objective of the Cloud Policy is to make things better, adding that we have to take along the provinces. He said that implementation of Cloud Policy by all the provinces including AJK and GB is vital. Investment in the country will increase following the implementation of the Cloud Policy, he added.
The Federal Minister for IT said that data will not only be secured by implementation of Cloud Policy but it will also be helpful for transparency.
He said that issues of connectivity in AJK and GB will be resolved on priority basis. Steps are underway for improving connectivity in Balochistan, he said.
Addressing the meeting, Secretary IT Dr. Sohail Rajput emphasized upon  aligning the Cloud Policy of each province including AJK and GB with the Cloud Policy of Federation.
Authorities of Punjab, KPK, Balochistan,  AJK and GB agreed to implement the Cloud Policy while Sindh expressed conditional consent in this regard. /Ends