Pakistan to be shifted towards technology driven knowledge economy: Report
ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday said the government was focussing on Shift Technology to transform the country’s economy and capitalize huge human resource potential. He emphasized that development in all sectors was dependent on adaptation and use of technology that would ultimately improve governance and benefit the masses. The Prime Minister was chairing a meeting of Task Force on Technology Driven Knowledge Economy here at the PM Office. The meeting was attended by Finance Minister Asad Umar, Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, IT Minister Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Advisor on Commerce Abdul Razzak Dawood, Vice Chairman of Task Force Professor Dr Atta ur Rehman, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) Dr Tariq Binori, CEO Ignite Yousuf Hussain, representatives of business community and industrialists and federal secretaries of the ministries concerned. The Prime Minister was briefed on the ways and means, and the strategy to promote technology driven economy with enhanced allocations for higher education, technical skills development of human resource, promotion of digitalization, promotion of AI (Artificial Intelligence) education and skills. Dr Atta ur Rehman made a detailed presentation on transformation towards technology driven economy.