Former Chief of Staff at Google headquarters, Pakistani Tania Aidrus quits top job to lead 'Digital Pakistan' initiative
*KARACHI - **Former Chief of Staff at Google headquarters, Pakistani Tania Aidrus quits top job to lead 'Digital Pakistan' initiative.*
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday launched ‘Digital Pakistan’ aimed at introducing the latest technology for public welfare.
The project will be headed by former Chief of Staff and Head of Strategic Initiatives on the Next Billion Users (NBU) team at Google Tania Aidrus, who left her very well-paying job and has come to Pakistan to head Digital Pakistan on the request of the premier.
Thank you PM @ImranKhanPTI link and @JahangirKTareen link for giving me the opportunity to contribute back to Pakistan. With everyone’s support we will inshallah make #DigitalPakistan link vision a reality.
As the PM says “ghabrana naheen hai” ????
— Tania Aidrus (@taidrus) December 5, 2019 link
Before her appointment at Google, Aidrus co-founded ClickDiagnostics— a mobile health diagnostics company that connects patients in rural areas to doctors around the world.
“A person I knew told the prime minister about me and forwarded an email to his reform team to contact me. Over the next course of months, I was in contact with Jahangir Tareen and members of the federal cabinet. I even met the president before I met Prime Minister Imran and discussed the project,” Aidrus said during the launch ceremony.
She stated that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government was taking *roti, kapra aur makaan *a step forward to *roti, kapra, makaan aur *internet considering access to internet a right of every Pakistani.