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Internet Governance can help develop a new social contract in Pakistan: AIS

Internet Governance can help develop a new social contract in Pakistan: AIS

*Calls for a responsible, transparent, inclusive national ICT policy

*ICT can spur economic growth and raise country’s GDP

 

Islamabad; May 10, 2014: Emergence of new mobile and Internet technologies like 3G or 4G might not transform anything in itself but its responsible, strategic and widespread usage has the potential of developing a vibrant, transparent and progressive new social contract amongst governments, private sector and communities in Pakistan.

The consensus emerged at Asia Internet Symposium held under the auspices of Pakistan Chapter of Internet Society at a local hotel on Saturday. The first AIS deliberated on “Internet Governance in Pakistan–building multi-stakeholders’ collaboration”.

Chairman PTA Dr Syed Ismail Shah, CEO of Nayatel Wahaj ul Siraj, regional director Asia Pacific Internet Society Rajnesh Singh, ICT Consultant Pervaiz Iftikhar, Member Ministry of IT Amir Malik, Google Pakistan consulant Badar Khushnood, DGH Legal PTA Ali Asghar, Corporat Head Telenor Aslam Hayat, Internet Policy Analyst Fouad Bajwa along with representatives from Internet Industry, government institutes, academic institutes, technical community, ITES (IT Enabled Services) Companies, civil society organizations and technology media deliberated during the one day symposium. Continue reading