The internet has become part of everyone’s life all over the world, including Pakistan. While most of Pakistan has weak connectivity, our priority in our public investment remains building roads and brick and mortar. All this while people have limited access to devices to use the internet well.
During the pandemic, PIDE as well as other academic institutions have experienced extreme difficulty in teaching on the net due to the poor connectivity in most areas of Pakistan.
PIDE engaged in a four-month exercise on this subject, talking to CEOs of telcos, users, Silicon Valley Pakistani renowned experts as well as ecommerce developers to understand how Pakistan can get to internet connectivity for all.