Digital opportunities for Naya Pakistan


Muzamil Mohib
Pakistan, which gained independence in 1947 and natural administrative changes from the British foreign authorities. The country is once again bravely heading towards a long-awaited service of its governance model. Various governments, civilian and military, have made amendment a top priority under their development agendas by extending significant financial and human resources. These improvements have been expressed through working groups, committees, commissions, and task forces working in collaboration with international development partners including the World Bank, the United
Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Department for International Development (DFID), the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA). Multiple studies, surveys, whitepapers, and reports have been published with rare tangible outcomes, either moved into library records or posted as certificates of
achievement on civil servants’ beige walls. Pakistan, like other developing countries, is not alone in this race to eliminate traditional governance approaches to become more systematic and outcome-driven. Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, India, South Korea, and Bangladesh are among the countries where technology-driven changes are shaking up the slow-moving and rusty policies with consensus-based decision-making processes. It’s challenging to try to repeat the success stories of countries like Japan
and South Korea, but hardly impossible. For example, even though it was difficult, time-consuming, and costly, Malaysia has emerged as one of the strongest knowledge-based economies by adopting technology in reshaping its governance model Digital Transformation not only improves the existing technologies but also encourages innovations. Disorderly technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Block chain. Augmented and Virtual Reality, drones, advanced robotics and all other types of connected
devices leveraging Iota and cyber-physicalsystems, as well as 5G connectivity and cloud platforms are continuously transforming our lives. Manydeveloping countries are focusing on digital transformation. The digital transformation has brought to surface many unique and innovative creations that were hard toeven imagine a couple of years back. Take for example self-driving cars, many automakers, including. Tesla, Nissan, General Motors, Uber, and Waymo, already hope to be either selling self-driving vehiclesor at least using them in commercial ride-sharing services by 2025. A smart
city can be considered as theheight of digital transformation, which integrates all the traditional technologies with emerging ones toimprove the quality of life. There are already more than 50 state-of- the-art smart cities in the world whilemany regular cities are also picking up some of the smart cities features.The benefits of digital transformation are unlimited; inclusive and sustainable growth, improved governance Digital innovation can both generate value for business and unlock benefits for
society, by creating jobs,saving lives and reducing emissions. Given the magnitude of change in competitive advantage that digitaltechnologies can confer on adopters, the risks of slow or poor adoption of these innovations can be direfor industries, governments, individuals, and nations.What pakistan need right now is a complete view of ICT and complementary investments;mobilization of demand for good governance and better services and promotion of public-privatepartnerships, among others.

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