The incumbent Caretaker Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication, Dr. Umar Saif, recently engaged in comprehensive discussions with both the UAE Ambassador, Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi, and the UK High Commissioner, Jane Marriott. The deliberations with the UAE ambassador primarily revolved around shared interests, particularly within the realms of IT and telecom sectors, underscoring the imperative of fortifying bilateral ties. Dr. Umar Saif underscored ongoing initiatives aimed at amplifying IT exports, identifying the UAE as a pivotal market for Pakistani enterprises.
Moreover, plans for a Digital Government Experience Exchange Program were on the agenda, reflecting the commitment to technological collaboration.
During his meeting with the British High Commissioner, Dr. Umar Saif expressed gratitude for the longstanding support of the UK government in fostering governance reform within Pakistan, specifically in crucial sectors such as health, education, and public finance. Drawing attention to the substantial potential of Pakistan’s IT industry, he emphasized its capacity to broaden its footprint in the UK market. In this context, Dr. Umar Saif urged startups to actively seek heightened investments from venture capitalists based in the United Kingdom, aligning with the overarching goal of fostering technological growth and innovation between the two nations.
This diplomatic engagement signifies a concerted effort to strengthen international partnerships and leverage collaborative opportunities in the dynamic landscape of information technology and telecommunications.