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Government Accelerates Digitization And 5G Rollout Following SIFC Recommendations

Government Accelerates Digitization And 5G Rollout Following SIFC Recommendations

Acting on the recommendations from the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), the government has directed the Ministry of IT and Telecom and the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) to speed up the digitization of procurement and other government operations.

To support this initiative, all government agencies are required to process procurements via the Cloud Services Procurement Framework. The PPRA Managing Director has been tasked with fast-tracking the approval process for this system and ensuring its implementation across all provinces.

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Furthermore, the 5G auction is scheduled to be completed this month. The Law Division has been instructed to expedite the resolution of pending cases in the Islamabad and Sindh High Courts.

The Ministry of Planning, Development, and Special Affairs has allocated Rs235 million to the Pakistan Startup Fund, with the necessary account now open. Additionally, Rs229 million has been approved for the E-Rozgar program, and its account is also active.

These initiatives are part of several measures taken by SIFC over the past year to address long-standing issues. SIFC has achieved these outcomes through mutual consultation and transparency, bringing together all stakeholders to provide single-window facilitation.

By implementing these recommendations, the government aims to enhance efficiency and transparency in public procurement and accelerate the deployment of 5G technology and digitization, fostering a more digitized and connected Pakistan.