On 20th February 2021, Dr. Sahibzada Ali Mahmud, Managing Director of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board (KPITB) visited COMSATS Secretariat and held a brief meeting with Executive Director, Dr. S. M. Junaid Zaidi. Also present during the meeting were Mr. Nasir Jamal Khan, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of COMSATS Internet Services (CIS), and Engr. Qaiser Nawab, Assistant Director (Programmes) at COMSATS Secretariat.
During the meeting, Dr. Mahmud was apprised of COMSATS Telehealth Programme and CIS as well as CIS’ ongoing collaboration with KPITB. Appreciating COMSATS’ programmes, Dr. Mahmud informed that KP is undergoing a digital transformation with rapidly expanding mobile and internet connections. This has the potential to significantly drive economic growth, improve employment opportunities, and enhance service delivery. Such a transformation is supported by four pillars of Digital KP strategy which are: Digital Access, Digital Governance, Digital Economy and Digital Skills.
The meeting ended on a cordial note to further the cooperation in areas of mutual interest.