by Ahmed Rayyan
Jawwad Ahmed Farid, consultant on the project, made a presentation regarding the draft document followed by input/feedback/discussions. Participating students particularly from IT disciplines gave their valuable input that carry weight to be incorporated into the final document.
P@sha has commissioned the development of a private sector National ICT Policy draft through consultations with multiple stakeholders.
A Policy Discourse, which is part of the recently announced LUMS Initiative on Internet and Society, was earlier discussed by IT industry representatives, bloggers, faculty, students and stakeholders from business, civil society and media.
Recently LUMS launched a cross-university interdisciplinary Research Initiative on Internet and Society (RIIS).
The goal of the LUMS’ Initiative on Internet and Society is to explore the development of cyberspace in Pakistan, to facilitate its study, to better understand its relationships to business, technological, economic, social, legal and other dimensions of Pakistani society, and to undertake projects that encourage better utilisation of cyberspace for Pakistan’s development.
Through this Initiative, various efforts and activities in Internet domain will be brought together under a common umbrella in order to encourage more activities and research across the campus. The Initiative will be a collective of independently run and independently funded projects dealing with various aspects of internet and society in Pakistan.