Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Monday said the government is focusing on increasing the exports of information technology products.
In a meeting with Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA) Chairman Amir Hashmi, the premier said the provision of facilities to the IT-related workforce is a top priority of the government.
The meeting discussed progress on the establishment of Islamabad Technopolis, the capital’s special technology zone.
The chairman informed the prime minister that domestic and foreign companies were showing interest in investing in technology zones. After the federal capital, the special technology zones will be set up in provincial capitals.
Moreover, Khan directed the formulation of a systematic plan to check encroachments in the federal capital, including the use of drone technology.
Chairing a meeting on the civic problems of Islamabad, the prime minister stressed the need for utilising modern technology to put in place in-time measures to stop encroachment.
He emphasised the need for a single regulatory body to ensure effective implementation of all rules and building bylaws in the federal capital.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2021.
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