IT minister leaves for Davos to attend WEF meeting


ISLAMABAD: Information Technology and Telecom Minister Anusha Rahman Khan has left for Davos on a three-day official visit to participate in the annual meeting of World Economic Forum (WEF) 2018 in Switzerland.

A special invitation was extended to her by the WEF Managing Board, said a press release issued on Monday.

The minister will be participating in various sessions relating to Information and Communications Technologies, besides holding bilateral meetings with global technology leaders on the sidelines of the event.

She will participate as a panelist or special guest to speak on the sessions, including connected corridors, protecting the digital civic space, privacy and security, protecting the digital space, leveraging digital to deliver value to society, along with renowned speakers from across the world.

The minister will reflect upon the achievements of Pakistan in the arena of ICT and future plans for continued growth in this sector to enable transformation into “Digital Pakistan”.

The secretary general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialised agency of the UN for telecommunications, has also invited the minister for a special session of broadband commission for sustainable development, which is taking place during the annual session of the WEF.

Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development is a joint initiative of ITU and UNESCO aimed at boosting ICT/broadband connectivity and digital development initiatives.

Anusha Rahman Khan is a “commissioner” on the Broadband Commission since 2016.