ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain along with Minister for Energy Hammad Raza and Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior & Accountability Shahzad Akbar, addressing a Press conference, here Monday. - PID photo

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan is in contact with all the Afghan groups for an inclusive government to have peace in Afghanistan.
Addressing a joint press conference along with Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar and Prime Minister’s Advisor on Interior Mirza Shahzad Akbar on Monday, Fawad said the entire world is appreciating Pakistan’s efforts for peace in Afghanistan.
He said the government is pursuing the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan that Pakistan will be a partner in peace, but not in the conflict.
Talking about the political situation in the country and ongoing election campaign in AJK, Fawad said that the position of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is very strong in AJK, which is evident with the fact that it has fielded candidates in all the constituencies.
He said that Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is contesting elections on just eight seats, while Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz is also not sure about its future in Azad Kashmir.
Regarding the news conference of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif, Fawad said that the former Punjab Chief Minister should give answer to the allegations of corruption against him instead of pointing fingers towards the government.
Speaking on the occasion, of the IT sector since people had formal exchange of views and ideas on digital highways.
He said that the Covid-19 situation has made the world realise the fact that a lot of knowledge was available on the internet and added the younger generation was receiving quick knowledge through digital highways.
President Alvi said the IT exports of the country would eventually increase if the IT sector promptly achieved new milestones. He said, “Pakistan is second to none in the intellectual battle and we just need to teach the latest skills to our youths at par with the modern era to make them our strength.” He also stressed the need to further improve IT education at all levels in the country.
Speaking on the occasion, Syed Aminul Haq said that internet connectivity is the first pillar of the Digital Pakistan initiative. He said that the huge amount of Rs31 billion is being spent for providing broadband internet facility to the far-flung and under-developed areas of the country. He pointed out that over 80 percent of work has already been completed on OFC installation and infrastructure development in Dadu and Jamshoro.
Haq informed the gathering that work is underway for establishing IT Park in Karachi near the Karachi Airport. He said “We want to launch the 5G internet facility in Pakistan by December 2022.”
Earlier, President Dr Arif Alvi along with Syed Aminul Haq witnessed the signing of contract by Chief Executive Officer of USF, Haris Mehmood Chaudhry and Group Chief Finance Officer PTCL Mohammad Nadeem Khan. – TLTP