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Telecom policy goals explained

Telecom policy goals explained

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman has said that telecommunication infrastructure of Pakistan provides supportive environment for sustainable growth.

While presenting policy statement at the World Summit on Information Technology Forum 2015 in Geneva, Ms Rahman said the goals of the telecommunication sector policy to enable socio-economic growth were aligned with Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

She said the government believed that the access to Internet should be available to every citizen. “Internet goes beyond terrestrial boundaries. However, every state has its own legal framework and socio-cultural dynamics. Hence, it is the responsibility of the state to accordingly protect rights of their citizens, both online and offline.”

Published in Dawn, May 28th, 2015

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