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.
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.