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Pakistani IT minister meets top Huawei officials

By Shafqat Ali  | Gwadar Pro Mar 2, 2022

ISLAMABAD, Mar. 2 (Gwadar Pro) - Pakistani Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunication Syed Aminul Haque on Tuesday afternoon met top Huawei Group officials.

The two sides discussed various issues regarding upgrading telecom network in Pakistan. The meeting took place in Barcelona.

Syed Aminul Haque is leading the Pakistan's IT delegation in 4 days Mobile World Congress 2022 at Barcelona.

Huawei is increasingly popular in Pakistan. On Monday, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Huawei Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to close the digital divide and to reduce the gender gap by empowering women through digital technologies all across Pakistan.

Dr Sania Nishter and PTA appreciated all the operators and Huawei’s efforts to promote gender inclusion and women empowerment.

Huawei plans to support PTA in initiating projects to reduce the digital gender gap via awareness programs and acquiring digital skills by females.

In this regard, Huawei plans to launch pieces of training inviting approximately 500 women in 2022. The company also aims to support PTA in hosting projects, pieces of training, and activities to promote Gender Inclusion in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in collaboration with other organizations. Increased focus will pave the way towards the inclusion of women in ICT academies, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects, and providing low-cost tools, phones and gadgets for females to help with easy learning.

The signing ceremony was attended by the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishter, Federal Secretary (IT&T) Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput, PTA Chairman Major General Amir Azeem Bajwa (Retd), Deputy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Huawei Pakistan Ahmed Bilal Masud and senior Huawei official Wu Han, along with other respective members from signing parties.

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