Digital Government Summit - innovative technologies transforming the public sector of Pakistan in collaboration with Google, Aiwan-E-Sadar, Islamabad

Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training, Mr. Shafqat Mehmood thanked Google and Tech Valley for leading the remarkable initiative of transforming schools under ICT to explore teaching resources through Google for Education to inspire creativity, encourage hands-on learning, and equip students with digital skills. He stated that “Cloud technology is absolutely essential” and we are getting better at incorporating IT in governance. He said, “this is an exciting time, and I am excited about the opportunities that are available in the education sector”. He mentioned that the Prime Minister’s vision of Single Curriculum is currently in execution phase and now it’s a time to have a unified robust technology platform to reshape the future of education in Pakistan. While mentioning about the workforce of the future, he stated that this is the perfect time for Google to come forward and launch a national level “Skill Program” for the youth, similar to the ones Google executed for other countries in the region