Pakistan as well as the whole world celebrated Telecommunication and information Society Day (WTISD) on Thursday, May 18, 2012.
Theme for this year’s was: “Women and Girls in ICT”.
Telecom day is commemorated under the baner of ITU – united Nation’s body for information technology – and celebrations stretch all over the world.
The purpose of World Telecom Day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.
IT and Telecom Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, also present on the occasion said, “I believe that we can harness the power of information technology by focusing on improving the capacity of women, especially in underdeveloped and rural areas.”