Digital technology has important role for accountability and transparency: Asad Umar

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Asad Umer on Tuesday said that the big business and influential people influence economic decisions.
Addressing a seminar in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said that digital technology has important role for accountability and transparency, adding that technology should be used instead of increasing pressure on Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
The minister said that promotion of digital economy is of extreme importance for Pakistan to move forward on the path of progress and development.
Asad Umar pointed out that revenue generation and documentation of economy has been a major challenge for the country and initiatives have been taken to use the technology to achieve this target.
He pointed out that efforts have also been made to bridge the digital divide between the urban centers and the remote areas. In this regard, the Universal Service Fund has played an important role in development of telecommunication services in unserved and underserved areas of the country.

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