5G technology to be launched by December 2022; says Aminul Haq

KARACHI: Federal Minister for Information Technology (IT) and Telecom Syed Amin-Ul-Haq said that the establishment of the Animation Center of Excellence was essential as the animation sector was a big global market in which we have no significant share.

He expressed such views while addressing the MoU Signing Ceremony between Ignite & University of Karachi held here at local hotel on Saturday.

We want to start working on it immediately, federal minister told, mentioning that this Center of Excellence would not only benefit the students of Karachi University but also the students of other universities.

Syed Amin Ul Haque informed that an amount of Rs.2 billion has been allocated for this project and one billion rupees will be provided immediately

“The Center of Excellence on Animation will be completed within six to eight months,” he claimed.

As many as Rs.31 billion is being spent on the connectivity as we want to connect the whole country to internet service, he told. More than 100 million people are using broadband services.

More than 180 million people in the country are using mobile phones and new mobile phones were also being manufactured in Pakistan, the IT minister said, adding that Smartphones for everyone was our vision.

We want everything to be digitized and Parliament was going to be digitized, he asserted, stating that now all the agenda would be on tablets.

The minister said” 5G will be launched by December 2022 and IT exports have increased by 57% this year.”

On Karachi issues, he said that provincial government did nothing to resolve the issues being facing by residents. Federal government has initiated the various projects to provide the facilities to the citizens.

WAPDA has taken K4 project to resolve the issue of shortage of water in the metropolis and the project would now be completed in two years, he articulated, adding that the transportation problem was also being solved for people living in the Karachi as The Green Line project would begin in November.

“The 911 helpline will be launched soon to facilitate the citizens across the country,” he told.

On the occasion, Federal Secretary of Ministry of IT and Telecom, Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput, Chief Executive Officer Ignite, Asim Shahryar Hussain and Vice On the occasion, Federal Secretary of Ministry of IT and Telecom, Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput, Chief Executive Officer Ignite, Asim Shahryar Hussain and Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Professor Dr. Khalid M. Iraqi also spoke on the occasion.

Later, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was Signed between Ignite & University of Karachi and the federal minister witnessed it.

Mian Abrar
The writer heads Pakistan Today's Islamabad Bureau. He has a special focus on counter-terrorism and inter-state relations in Asia, Asia Pacific and South East Asia regions. He tweets as @mian_abrar and also can be reached at [email protected]

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