There is no second opinion that the introduction of modern technologies has flooded the modern world with a range of new technologies. These inventions have revolutionised almost every sector of our daily life ranging from health, agriculture, and transport to public relations. If we look a few decades back, we find ourselves barred from a number of comports we enjoying today. For an instant, in the mode of communication, a letter would take days to convey one’s message. Similarly, with modern machines, the efficiency of work has been increased in almost every sector.
Due to the advancements of technologies, over time it becomes an integral part of our lives, we wake up with the sound of a mobile phone. The diabetes patient checks his / her sugar level with the help of a small device, and farmers take help of weather forecast for the upcoming season.
In modern times, all the developed countries such as the United States, China, Germany and others have gained prominence among nations due to science and technology. Even the mode of war has changed, now wars are fought on the economic and cyber front instead of on the ground. To reduce the impact of the rival economic power, recently, the United States banned China’s Huawei Company’s products; in retaliation, China banned the import of iPhone products to its country.
Technology introduces us to new dimensions in life. In the age of social media, the popular sites such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, and Instagram are trending on top, which is not only used for newsgathering, social networking but for earning purposes also. In south Asian countries such as Pakistan, India and Bangladesh the ratio of the youth population is much higher. According to the United Nation Development Program (UNDP), Youth (less than 30 years) comprises 64% of the total population in Pakistan. The report stresses on the government to create 4.5 million new jobs opportunities for youth over the next five years.
According to economic experts, through the introduction of modern technologies, the local youth can make their earnings. In 2015, when Pakistan started its 3G journey, it was quickly adopted mostly due to the contribution of youth. According to a report, 151 million people are using mobile phones in Pakistan, in which most of the users are young people. Over time, Pakistan has taken a lot of important steps related to the introduction of technologies among youth, like the latest Laptops and Internet devices were distributed among millions of students. The country has now advance fibre optics network and computer labs in schools. Government has also taken very important steps like Digital Governance, E-bidding and Mobile Banking.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has been the only province in the country, which affected the most from Afghan war and terrorism. That’s the very reason, that in previous governments more funds were allocated for maintaining law & order situation in the province. But now the situation has improved, peace is greatly restored in the region, which shifted the focus of government on public welfare. In the fiscal year, 2019-20 KP allocated most of the funds for development programs in the province. Likewise, the government has paid close attention to science and technology, the Model IT City in Haripur is the clear example of government priorities. This IT city is the first of its kind in Pakistan.
Along with this, work is underway on several other important projects, including free Wi-Fi facility in public places and the process of making the province paperless. There is no doubt that the Department of Science and IT of KP is making every effort to make its youth self-sufficient in the field of IT. The clear example of this is the special assistant to Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for Science and Information Technology, Kamran Khan Bangash’s visit to Toronto Canada, where he achieved significant success. IT-related experts say many key opportunities for young people can come from Toronto Canada visit by Kamran Bangash. some of the highlights of the recent visits are
Job opportunities for youth associated with IT
According to Kamran Bangash, KP youth have enormous opportunities in the field of IT in North America. He said that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa students are highly talented in terms of IT and Canadian investors want to invest in this regard, he said. “We want young people in KP to be self-sufficient in the IT field,” said Kamran Khan. About the meeting with Orion, a Canadian-based IT company, Special Assistant said that Orion is interested in investing in various forms of information technology in cybersecurity company Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well as it will train KP’s 20 students about I-cloud.
Speedy visa processing for students
In his recent visit, Kamran Khan Bangash also discussed facilitating the visa process for young students. Now for the students who travel from Pakistan to Toronto, the visa will be processed in twenty days and this is our biggest diplomatic success. Before this, students were often left out due to visa barriers. Now through the Students Direct Stream, Pakistani students will be able to apply for admission in education and get information in twenty days.
Participation of KP information technology team in cyber Olympics
Advisor for IT Kamran khan has told that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa students’ IT team to join cyber Olympics for the first time in history. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has succeeded in creating Pakistan’s first digital city, he added
Government interest in science and information technology
Kamran Khan has told the media that they are in close contact with Canada for Toronto IT Roadshow and similar shows to be carried out to bring new opportunities for investment in the region.
50% representation for women
While the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government is working for young students, on the other hand, efforts are also being made to create space for women. The biggest example of this is Kamran Bangash saying that women will be given 50% representation in any project in the field of science information technology in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In addition to the outstanding performance, Chief Science and IT in the Ministry of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Specialist for Science and Information Technology Kamran Khan Bangash has completed several important projects in the public interest, all of which have been a major success in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The city is to be built in Haripur district. While other provinces of Pakistan are adopting the same model.
Likewise, several important steps have been taken to make the province paperless, and it will start with the Chief Minister’s Office. This will save the province millions of rupees in paper money and will have a good impact on the environment. Also, the process of paperwork and overall estimation to provide free Wi-Fi facility across the province is almost complete, according to sources. Accordingly, the series will start from public places in Peshawar. In order to provide all services to the people under one roof, which includes a government strategy to provide facilities like domicile and other permits, two facilities will be set up in Peshawar, while the project will have 06 divisional headquarters. It will also be expanded.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa may be judged by the Department of Science and Information Technology’s initiatives to integrate with other provinces and international states in the digital race, that in the coming years, not only will young people be self-sufficient in science and information technology. In addition to being unemployed, they will contribute to the revenue of the province.