Minister of state for IT & Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rehman has stated that competent and trained human resource capital plays pivotal role in national and economic development of the country. Therefore, it is dire need of the time that we must equip our IT graduates with proper technical & need based training so that they could be adjusted in the sector conveniently.
She directed CEO, ICT R&D Fund Co to prepare a Comprehensive Proposal for the establishment of a “National Technical Training Institute” and bring it to the next board meeting for discussion and board’s approval.
She stated this while chairing a Board of Directors meeting of National ICT R&D fund Company here in Islamabad today. Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir khan, Acting CEO ICT R&D Fund Co, Syed Ismail Shah, Member IT Syed Raza Shah, Member Telecom Mudassar Hussain, Member HR Tahir Mushtaq, MD PSEB Asim Shehryar and other board members were also present in the Meeting.
Anusha Rehman stated that it’s our good fortune that Pakistan is blessed with highly talented youth. Currently Pakistan is being ranked number four in e-lancing but unfortunately they could not be provided with an appropriate platform to nurture their talent and enhance their potential.
But now our government has decided to provide them an appropriate training and mentorship so that they could further excel and adequately contribute in the development of ICT sector.
The board reviewed the progress of ICT R&D Fund projects initiated in recent past and appreciated the National Incubation project. The board further decided in principle to establish more such regional incubation centers initially at Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta & in all big cities subsequently.