Digital literacy to revolutionise Pakistan’s economy: Shazia Marri

Education Jan, 27 2023
Digital literacy to revolutionise Pakistan’s economy: Shazia Marri
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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Chairperson Benazir Income Support Program Shazia Marri said women empowerment and education through digital literacy would revolutionise Pakistan’s economy and GDP at an unprecedented level. Speaking at closing ceremony of national workshop to disseminate results of ‘Internet Dost’ and ‘Internet Zabardast’ projects supported by philanthropic arm of Google, arranged by National Rural Support Programme.

She said this is definitely revolution that Pakistan needs through digital literacy and training on internet’s positive and constructive usage. She said after listening to success stories of two female beneficiaries of Internet Dost project said these two smart and talented women of Pakistan Aqsa Abbasi and Kaneez Fatima told us their success stories achieved through initiative of Google and NRSP. “You have changed lives of your families and communities and I am thankful to you for coming here after facing all odds”, she said.

“I want to appreciate world IT giant for its role as it has emerged as household name in world,” Minister said. Appreciating testimonials of project beneficiaries, she said, “I am proud of language of women in testimonials which shows visible change among them.”

She emphasised role of father is crucial for building strong women to change societies. “We know to excel despite problems and challenges as women in Pakistan face huge challenges and problems.” She requested NRSP and Google to have such ceremonies in rural areas of project sites, so that local masses could observe and learn from them.

Shazia Marri mentioned that Article 34 of Constitution says, “State will have to bring women in all strata of state.” Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Finance Tariq Bajwa, CEO NRSP Dr. Rashid Bajwa and Chairman NRSP Shoaib Sultan Khan were also present.

Published in The Daily National Courier, January, 27 2023

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