Pakistan allots Rs14 billion for digital projects

KP allots Rs14 billion for digital projects

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) provincial government in Pakistan has included Rs14 billion (approximately US$ 188 million) worth of mega projects in its Annual Development Program (ADP) aimed to boost the digital economy, transparency and improved service delivery to citizens.

KP Minister for Science Technology and Information Technology (ST&IT) Atif Khan said the provincial government is keen on realizing a digital Pakistan to accelerate economic development, social progress and orient Pakistani youths with emerging technological skills.

Among the mega projects Khan shared is the establishment of Digital Economy and Skill Center, Special Technology Zones (STZs), Digital City Haripur, and Gandhara Digital Complexes at Peshawar and Swat.

Khan stated that budget has also been earmarked for capacity building in emerging technologies for human resource and enabling environment for research in biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), big data and data mining, robotics, and materials science.

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