Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Internet for All Part-1

Webinar Brief : Internet for all
Date : Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 11:00 am PST
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Speaker :

Mohammad Ali Ibrahim, Head, Marketing and Communications, Mobilink Microfinance Bank Limited (MMBL)

Zouhair Khaliq, Member of the Prime Minister's Task Force on IT & Telecom, Co-Founder & Partner at Teamup Group, Former President & CEO, Mobilink, MD Mobile for Development GSMA

Pervez Iftikhar, International ICT Consultant

Saad Muzaffar Waraich, GCTIO (Group Chief Technology and Information Officer) Operations, PTCL

We are living in a digital age in which the internet has become a necessary part of our lives. Everybody, no matter what age or profession, needs high-speed internet for quick and easy access to information and resources. Different initiatives have been taken up by governments and private organisations around the world to ensure that their population has access to high-speed internet. Pakistan, though lagging a bit behind developed countries, is standing up to this challenge. There is, however, a need for discussion on what challenges are there and what actions can be undertaken to deal with these challenges. We have invited the following panelist to take part in the discussion on how the government can expand access to the Internet and technology.