ISLAMABAD ( STAFF REPORT )
Country Director of Microsoft for Pakistan, Shahzad Khan, called on Federal Secretary Ministry of IT and Telecommunication Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui on Friday. Secretary IT welcomed the Microsoft Country Director in his office, and various digital initiatives and avenues for collaboration were discussed during meeting. Secretary MoITT acknowledged the support extended by Microsoft during COVID 19. It was discussed during the meeting that possible investment avenues will be explored towards establishing support centers, cloud infrastructure and training programs. Such collaboration between MoITT and Microsoft will help Pakistan in employment generation. Country Director of Microsoft appreciated the initiatives taken by Ministry of IT and Telecommunication to enhance digital outreach in Pakistan according to the vision of Digital Pakistan. He also expressed his willingness to collaborate with Government of Pakistan on different technological initiatives. The meeting was concluded with a note that further engagements with Microsoft will be made to explore opportunities for enhancing mutual collaboration. The meeting was also attended by Member IT Syed Junaid Imam and Director IT.