Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Information Technology, Syed Amin Ul Haque, Launches ‘Beep Pakistan’ – A Homegrown Messaging App to Boost the IT Industry
The Federal Minister for Information Technology, Syed Amin Ul Haque, unveiled ‘Beep Pakistan,’ an indigenous messaging app, during a momentous launch event that highlights its significance for Pakistan’s thriving IT industry.
During its initial 30-day trial phase, ‘Beep Pakistan’ will function as an internal communication tool, facilitating seamless interactions between the Ministry of IT and Communication and the National Information Technology Board (NITB). Subsequently, the app will be introduced across all government departments before being made available to the general public nationwide.
Minister Haque underscored the app’s commitment to robust security, assuring that it is developed with 100% secure measures. All servers and source code are hosted within Pakistan, enhancing data privacy and sovereignty. The app is equipped with a comprehensive array of features, including data sharing, audio and video calling, and conference calling capabilities.
In light of neighboring countries already offering alternative messaging apps, Minister Haque acknowledged Pakistan’s pivotal move in the right direction. He expressed admiration for the National Information Technology Board (NITB) and the successful development of Pakistan’s own WhatsApp alternative.
The creation of ‘Beep Pakistan’ exemplifies the nation’s dedicated efforts to bolster its domestic IT sector and diminish dependence on foreign platforms, fostering greater self-reliance and technological autonomy.