Over the last two-and-a-half, years we at Bolo Bhi have engaged with government and non-government stakeholders on the issue of censorship in Pakistan, to find a way to minimize and end it.
While much effort is spent on blocking and censoring content on the Internet in Pakistan, and conversation around it, we wanted to begin a parallel conversation on the potential the Internet and ICT space in Pakistan hold, and how much energy and effort is spent on improving aspects that can foster growth, invite investment and create opportunities.We decided to interview various industry professionals (whose views are included in the following pages) to gain perspective on how this sector has evolved, what is working and what needs to be fixed. These interviews were conducted during January 2014, after which we compiled and updated this report. At the end of each section are recommendations by industry experts.
From the evolution of the Internet in Pakistan to where it stands today, we have tried to cover all aspects and intend for this report to be a conversation starter, not the final word on the state of IT Governance in Pakistan. There might be events that have taken place after the finalization of this report, or views with which there isn’t consensus. And we invite feedback from everyone who reads through this report.
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