Pakistan calls for bridging digital divide

At the United Nations, Pakistan has called for bridging the digital divide between developed and developing countries, declaring it essential for global transition to modern and efficient national economies.

The proposal was put forth by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram, while delivering a statement at the First Substantive Session of the Open-ended Working Group on security in the use of information and communication technologies.

Munir Akram insisted on international cooperation for capacity building and sharing of requisite technologies to enhance cyber security.

He also stressed the need to ensure peaceful use of information and communication technologies and prevent cyberspace from becoming a realm of conflict.

Munir Akram said Pakistan attaches immense importance to leveraging digital technologies for enabling socio-economic development and facilitating more effective and efficient governance and public service delivery.

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