KP ahead in S & IT than other provinces: Kamran Bangash

PESHAWAR: Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Science & Technology and Information Technology Kamran Bangash Tuesday said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was ahead than the other provinces in the field of science and information technology as the first digital policy in the country was unveiled by the KP government.

Addressing ‘Meet the Press’ programme at Peshawar Press Club, he said that the IT Department had trained 17000 students of various schools under the Early Age Programme that’s why the students highlighted the name of province in the country.

He said that digitization was continued under the digital governance information and vacancy and asset programmes. He said that the government was planning for paperless environment, adding that land had been acquired for the purpose while millions of rupees had also been allocated to construct a 17 floor building for digital complex.

The Special Assistant said that the KP government had constituted first-ever Cyber Emergency Response Center for the first time in the history of the country while work on the establishment of first Science Technology and Investigation Policy would also start in December this year.

Seven model science libraries and state of the art institution would be established at Shalman Khyber area while seven other facilitation centers would be constituted in all the merged districts.

He said that it was also included in the government priorities to provide modern equipments to journalists and announced the provision of free WiFi to Peshawar Press Club before November 10, 2019 while an endowment fund to the tune of Rs.100 million would also be approved by the cabinet soon, he concluded.—APP

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