Ministry for Science and Technology is preparing to launch Pakistan’s first over-the-top (OTT) TV which will be the country’s own version of Netflix.
According to the Minister for Science and Technology, Fawad Chaudhry, the development of OTT TV has already been completed and it will be launched under public-private partnership mode.
We at @MinistryofST are all set to launch Pakistan’s first OTT Tv (Pak version of #Netflix) Technology part is complete have asked PEMRA to prepare a guideline on content and we will be all set to launch in PPP mode, it ll be just another humble contribution..
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) October 23, 2020
In this regard, the Ministry has asked Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) to devise guidelines for the content on OTT TV.
Since assuming the charge of Science and Technology Ministry, Fawad Chaudhry, under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, has started numerous initiatives.
Last week, Fawad Chaudhry revealed that Pakistan’s first indigenous cardiac stent manufacturing facility had been established at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) Islamabad.
With that, Pakistan became the 2nd Muslim country after Turkey to produce cardiac stents.
Last month, Pakistan started local manufacturing of essential medical equipment including stents, cannulas, syringes, needles, x-ray, and dialysis machines following the establishment of the 200-acre medical equipment manufacturing zone in the Faisalabad industrial zone.
The local manufacturing of essential medical equipment will help Pakistan reduce its $1.4 billion annual medical import bill.
Besides, the Ministry of Science and Technology is also planning to oversee the indigenous production of solar energy panels that will start within a year and a half.