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Minister Shaza Fatima Khawaja Leads Inaugural IT and Telecom Committee Meeting in Islamabad

Islamabad: Minister of State for IT and Telecommunication Shaza Fatima Khawaja chaired the first meeting of the Functional Committee on Information Technology and Telecommunication on Monday at the Ministry of IT. The session focused on innovating support mechanisms for IT exporters, moving beyond traditional cash incentives.

According to Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication announcement issued on 08 July 2024, the meeting gathered key figures such as Secretary IT Captain (Retd) Muhammad Mahmood, Member IT Syed Junaid Imam, Member Telecom Muhammad Jahanzeb Rahim, along with representatives from the Finance Division, Ministry of Commerce, State Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Software Houses Association (P@SHA), and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA).

A significant topic was the introduction of a new scheme aimed at replacing the existing cash reward system for IT industry exporters. To this end, a committee was established, including Syed Junaid Imam, Secretary General P@SHA Nadeem Malik, and a representative from the State Bank of Pakistan, tasked with developing this new initiative.