Government of Pakistan accords highest priority to the development of ICT infrastructure and digitisation

Speaking at the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week, Pakistani IT Minister Anusha Rahman stated that the development of ICT infrastructure and the acceleration of digitisation in the country were given the highest priority by the Pakistani government. In one year, Internet penetration has increased from 3 percent to over 15 percent, and Rahman said that ‘through mutual collaboration with stakeholders of the education and ICT sectors…we can develop mobile technologies which can accelerate the use and sharing of open educational resources and simultaneously better support contents in local languages.’