PM Approves Extension of Junaid Imam as IT Member

Web DeskAugust 25, 20235152 min
PM Approves Extension of Junaid Imam as IT Member

The Prime Minister has granted approval for the extension of Syed Junaid Imam’s tenure as a Member of IT and Telecom for an additional year.

According to sources, the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT) submitted a summary to extend Imam’s term as a Member of IT and Telecom. Following the former IT minister’s request for an extension, the Prime Minister’s office granted approval for his continuation.

In 2019, MoITT appointed Imam as a Member of IT and Telecom in MP-1 scale for a two-year period. Subsequently, in 2021, he received a two-year extension.

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According to regulations, the government can employ an individual on MP-1 scale for a maximum of five years. After this period, the relevant department must re-advertise the post.

Imam is recognized as a significant figure, and under his guidance, the ministry formulated and sanctioned several policies. Despite this, the division is facing challenges in boosting Information Technology exports.

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