Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday launched Raast, Pakistan’s first person-to-person payment system for instant digital transactions. Addressing the launch ceremony in Islamabad, he said it would create ease for the masses, especially those who were afraid of going to banks, and it will also bring them into the fold of formal economy.
In line with government’s Digital Pakistan vision, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) is working to turn computerised national identity cards into digital wallets. The digital wallet will be a unique digital ID and will be added as an update to an already existing app, called the ‘Pak Identity’. This digital innovation will yield positive results in contactless banking, financial inclusion and ease of doing business.
Islamabad aims to become the gold standard for digitally-enabled public schools after signing an MOU with Google and Tech Valley. It is part of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision for a digitally transformed Pakistan, called “Digital Pakistan.” Moreover, Tech Valley is going to implement Google Work Space based on cloud computing infrastructure in 200 schools across Islamabad Capital Territory.