IT Ministry, Huawei to train 1,000 staffers on ICT skills


By Minahil Makhdoom

ISLAMABAD: Vice President of Huawei Middle East Region Li Xiangyu Monday called on President Arif Alvi wherein he told that his organization, in coordination with IT ministry would train 1,000 government employees to achieve Digital Pakistan Initiative.
Li Xiangyu, who was accompanied by a delegation, said the government officials would be registered and enrolled for training programs which would be conducted by Huawei experts.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr Arshad Mahmood, Secretary Federal Education Farah Hamid, Additional Secretary IT&T Ali Sher Mehsud, and other senior government officials. Chairman PM’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr Atta-ur-Rehman attended the meeting via video link.
Li Xiangyu gave a presentation about the role of his organization in the promotion of IT skills in Pakistan.
President Arif Alvi appreciated the initiative of Huawei to provide training and ICT skills to the people of Pakistan.
He asked the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication to develop an action plan and set timelines for launching training programs for the government employees to train them in fields like artificial intelligence, cloud technology, big data, blockchain, neural networks and communication technologies.
He urged the ministry to come up with more innovative ideas and enhance collaboration with Huawei for early realization of Digital Pakistan Initiative.
President Alvi called for promoting knowledge-economy and digitalization of government organizations to enhance the efficiency of work and service delivery.
He said that Pakistan was blessed with immense talent and resources and the government was making serious efforts to channelize this potential in the right direction.