Saturday, April 20, 2024
31 C
Brunei Town

Pakistani PM to narrow digital divide, promote literacy in youth

SLAMABAD (XINHUA) – Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said the government will take measures to help narrow the digital divide and promote literacy and skills among youth in all forms of education and learning.

“With the increased role of technology and use of the digital medium, we have come to realise that digital transformation is the key to achieving innovative, exclusive and sustainable growth,” Sharif said while addressing virtually the Commonwealth Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.

The prime minister appreciated the impact that such multilateral forums can create to implement the shared values and principles as per the Commonwealth Charter.

He also reiterated that Pakistan is ready to contribute to the collective endeavours for the development of youth.

Sharif announced that Pakistan will host the 10th conference of Commonwealth Youth Affairs Ministers in Islamabad in January next year.

The prime minister extended an invitation to the ministers of all Commonwealth countries to visit and explore the diversity and beauty of Pakistan.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif. PHOTO: AP