Federal Minister for Information Technology, Syed Amin Ul Haque, has stated that Pakistan is facing difficulties in launching 5G Internet services in the country due to the economic crisis and political changes. Speaking to Urdu News in Karachi, he said, “All telecommunication companies are in contact with us, and our efforts are to introduce the fastest internet service in some major cities of the country by the end of next year.”
Amin Ul Haque said, “Young IT professionals are earning foreign exchange for Pakistan by working in the IT sector. They are the backbone of the country’s economy, and it is our responsibility to provide them with facilities.”
Furthermore, the federal minister said that freelancers face difficulties in receiving payments, and the IT ministry is in contact with freelance workers to solve this issue. He added, “Freelancers face difficulties in opening accounts, and various questions are asked by the Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR). The IT ministry is working with the State Bank of Pakistan and the FBR to improve the transactions.”
According to Amin Ul Haque, Google and TikTok have registered in the Security Exchange Commission. He further said that Facebook and other social media platforms have also been asked to register.
In other news, Ali Zaidi, the president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Sindh, has been arrested as part of the “London Plan.” The arrest has raised questions about whether the Jamaat-e-Islami can unite the PTI and form a coalition government. The opposition is concerned about why the ruling coalition is still intact, and the Prime Minister said that efforts are being made to address the opposition’s concerns.