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Event Title: Digitalized Parliaments can serve the communities more efficiently, making parliaments responsive: Mandviwalla

Event Date: 2019-12-17

Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla has underscored the need to digitalize parliament as parliaments around the globe have undergone drastic changes due to ICT innovations.  He said that innovative approaches are required to make the parliaments responsive to the needs and aspirations of the people. The Deputy Chairman Senate expressed these views while talking to CEO of Huawei Saif Chi  and members of his team at the Parliament House on Tuesday.

Deputy Chairman Senate observed that Huawei enjoy good reputation in Pakistan, however, it needs to focus more improving its social services to get connected with the people. He said that Pakistani people highly appreciate the ICT solutions offered by the company. He was amazed to know that Huawei is the highest tax payer in Pakistan and hoped that it will bring more investment into Pakistan to generate more jobs and direct and indirect employment prospects. 

He proposed that Huawei can assist the Parliament in digitalizing the systems to enable the members to act more robustly and inject dynamism into the working of the parliament.

CEO of Huawei agreed with the views of Deputy Chairman Senate and said that the firm would be happy to work with Senate in digitalizing the systems. He assured his cooperation in this regard.

He said that Huawei can help the disadvantaged communities of Pakistan to improve their quality of life through CSR and assist the people in far flung areas in education, health and clean drinking water.

CEO of the company gave a detailed overview of the services being provided by Huawei in Pakistan. He termed Pakistan investment friendly country and observed that Huawei is serving in Pakistan for the last 20 years providing jobs and boosting local businesses. He said that ICT can bring revolutionary changes in the lifestyle of the people.

Deputy Chairman Senate called for opening up the spectrum to provide people quality services and generate more revenues.