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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

GSMA Digital Nation Summit: Pioneering Pakistan’s Digital Journey

Minister Shaza Fatima Khawaja spearheads preparations for the GSMA Digital Nation Summit, a pivotal event in Pakistan's digital evolution. With key stakeholders convened, the summit aims to chart a course towards a digitally empowered future.

Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication, Shaza Fatima Khawaja, chaired a curtain raiser meeting for Tuesday’s upcoming ‘GSMA Digital Nation Summit’ at the Ministry of IT’s committee room. This event, set for August 7, 2024, in Islamabad, is a collaborative effort with the Ministry of IT & Telecom. Key attendees included Secretary IT Captain (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood, Head of GSMA APAC, Mr. Julian Gorman, and GSMA Country Lead, Saira Faisal. The objective was to discuss the summit’s goals, themes, and anticipated outcomes, with an official announcement made during the session.

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Minister Shaza Fatima received a comprehensive briefing on the summit’s goals, stressing its pivotal role in Pakistan’s journey towards digital empowerment. She highlighted the government’s vision of fostering a knowledge-based economy driven by innovation and technology, underlining digital transformation as vital for economic growth and improved governance.

Emphasizing the government’s commitment, Minister Shaza Fatima reiterated support for digital innovation and infrastructure development. She saw the GSMA Digital Nation Summit as a testament to collective dedication to shaping Pakistan’s digital landscape.

In attendance were Additional Secretary Aisha Humera Moriani, Member Telecom Muhammad Jahanzeb Rahim, Jazz CEO Aamir Ibrahim, PTCL & Ufone President Hatem Bamatraf, and telecom sector representatives.

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Overall, the meeting facilitated discussions on Pakistan’s digital transformation, affirming the government’s resolve to foster innovation and inclusive growth through digital initiatives.