The power of mobile to accelerate digital transformation in Pakistan
GSMA published a report on The power of mobile to accelerate digital transformation in Pakistan which investigates the transformative opportunities presented by mobile-enabled digital services in Pakistan. The report was launched during a high-level roundtable meeting between the Government of Pakistan and mobile industry leaders. ‘The power of mobile to accelerate digital transformation in Pakistan. The government and the private sector and the wider ecosystem, must work together collaboratively to deliver the promise of a digital Pakistan. The mobile industry is an important partner to deliver transformational change in the digital era and ensure that we bridge the digital divide,’ highlighted Pakistani Minister of Information Technology and Telecommunication Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui. The study found that despite the digital transformation undertaken in Pakistan by the government and private sector, the country still has a lot of work to do. To this aim, the report pinpoints three main priorities to enhance the impact of mobile-enabled digital transformation on Pakistan’s development aspirations: a) enhance digital and financial inclusion, b) a holistic approach to digitization, and c) use mobile platforms for national development plans.