Govt departments should provide online services to businesses: President Alvi
President Dr. Arif Alvi has stressed the need that government departments should provide online services to businesses, particularly by creating one-window facility through web portals.
He was talking to the delegation of Board of Investment led by Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment, Muhammad Azfar Ahsan in Islamabad on Tuesday.
President Dr. Arif Alvi appreciated the successful initiative being led by BoI, and its role in helping drive Pakistan’s economy by offering maximum facilitation to the local and foreign investors to invest in the country.
The delegation briefed the President about BOI’s working in detail and highlighted ongoing efforts to create a business-friendly environment in the country. He was also informed that 112 regulatory reforms have been implemented so far, involving 70 Federal and Provincial departments, which have benefitted more than 20 economic activities of the private sector.
Meanwhile President Dr. Arif Alvi has urged the youth to tap the tremendous opportunities in the field of Information Technology (IT).
Addressing the 13th Convocation of COMSATS University in Islamabad on Tuesday, he pointed out that the world would require about eighty million skilled manpower only in the field of cyber security by 2030.
The President was appreciative of the tax relief announced by the Prime Minister for the IT sector. Dr. Arif Alvi also emphasized the need for promotion of online education.
The President called for discouraging the culture of fake news as it creates chaos in the society and misleads the people.
Dr. Arif Alvi said spreading false news was against the spirit of our religion and it is the moral obligation of all to play their role in guiding and educating the masses to overcome the challenge of fake news. On the occasion, the President awarded degrees and Prizes to the outstanding students.