Syed Amin-ul-Haq, a former minister of IT and telecom, spoke at his goodbye and highlighted
several significant advancements the MoITT made during his three years of service.
Syed Amin-ul-Haq, the former Federal Minister of IT and Telecommunication, spoke at a gathering held
as part of his departure from the ministry after more than three years in office.
The farewell event, which was hosted by Pakistan Software Houses Association (PASHA) Chairman
Zohaib Khan and SI Global Solution Chief Executive Officer Nauman Ahmed Saeed, was attended by
prominent figures in the IT sector, including Jahan Ara, a former president of PASHA, Asif Peer, Nadeem
Elahi, CEO of Ibex, and Azfar Ahsan, a former state minister.
Haq spoke about several significant advancements the MoITT made during his three years of service in
his departure speech.
Construction of cutting-edge information technology parks, mobile network access for more than 40
million people in remote areas, 118,000 job opportunities for Karachi’s youth, free online training for
nearly 3.6 million youth, 400,000 employment opportunities through National Incubation Centers, and
finally a Rs. 42 billion investment in the IT sector of Karachi and Islamabad are some of the significant
investments highlighted in Haque’s address.
The former minister Haque continued by praising the administration for its efforts in establishing the
Special Facilitation Investment Council (SIFC), a council created to facilitate foreign investments in
Pakistan’s commercial sectors.
Dr. Umar Saif enters the MoITT office and starts his speech by praising the MoITT for its efforts to bring
all of its departments under one roof, noting that this has greatly enhanced the ministry’s performance.
The interim minister urged the IT sector to continue its partnerships with academic institutions and
praised the ministry’s recent work on Tech Destination, cloud computing, cybersecurity regulations, and
freelancing, adding that he hoped these initiatives would continue in the same spirit.