In Line with Global Initiative taken by ITU-UN, E-village , A project of Pakistan Social Association celebrated the ICTs for Girls Day on 24th April-2014 in Islamabad. More than 400 girls from almost all parts of Pakistan including remote areas of Balochistan, KPK, and AJK participated in the event. ICTs professionals and NGO Leaders highlighted the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Development sectors specially in Health, education, Agriculture and Good Governance.
Chief guest was DG NARC, Mr.Zafar Iqbal qadir. Speakers from almost all walks of life were present. Prominent ladies like Chairperson CWE, Mrs Zarreen Ammar, Ms Salma Khalid, Programe Manager NRSP, Ms Asma Qadeer Khan, Vice President Balochistan Women Affairs, Ms Maliha Elaahi from Teradata graced the occasion. Vice Chancellor Sarhad university Mr.Saleem-ur-rehman, Vice President PISA Dr.Nazir Vaid, and President PIE, Mr.Tahir Chaudhry highlighted and stressed the role of Girls in implementing the use of ICTs specially in villages. They informed that if a girl is trained in ICT skills she would train her brothers, and sisters and after that her own kids after her marriage. President PSA Mr.Ammar Jaffri informed the participants that currently 3000 girls are being trained in ICT skills in 120 E-villages in remote rural parts of Pakistan.
ISOC, Unisys, Community Services Programme(CSP) and Big Brain Consultancy and Partner NGOs participated in the Event, and supported to organize the Event.Mr.Zafar Qadir DG NARC appreciated the efforts and announced that NARC would work hand in hand with E-villageteam, in delivery of trainings to the NGOs in Pakistan.