ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )
The Minister of State for IT & Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rahman has said that Pakistan has become a case study for international community due to its phenomenal development in ICT sector. Minister stated this while talking to delegation led by Ms. Gunn Waerted, Chairperson Telenor Board who called on the Minister here in her office today. Federal Secretary IT Mr. Rizwan Bashir Khan, Member Telecom Mr. Mudassar Hussain & CEO Telenor Mr. Wahab Khan were also present in the meeting.
The Minister Anusha Rehman congratulated Ms. Gunn Waerted on her appointment as Chairperson of Telenor Board.
Minister apprised the delegates regarding phenomenal development in Pakistan’s ICT sector which is evolving magnificently day by day. Anusha Rehman said that our country is passing through a phase of Digital revolution. Now it’s need of the time that public & private sectors work together through this technological paradigm shift. She further said we believe in open use of technology as a tool for socio economic uplift of our people. Therefore, we have given a complete comprehensive telecom policy document which caters all growing needs of the sector & addresses all the challenges being faced by the sector in modern era. We have completely deregulated the sector and encouraged the telecom industry to enhance their foot prints and to become more voluminous.
Anusha Rehman said that only policy articulation will not serve the purpose if industry support is not there. She appreciated the role of Telenor in enhancing e-agriculture and introducing e-services & products.
The Minister said that we brought back the country on track with strenuous efforts. We have not only gained economic stability but also curbed the menace of terrorism successfully. She said that her government has a special focus on Financial & Digital Inclusion.
The Chairperson of the Telenor Board Ms. Gunn Waerted appreciated the Minister for her sector friendly forward looking policies, visionary leadership and showed Telenor’s continued commitment for their sustainable investment in Pakistan. Telenor reiterated their core business commitment for uplift of societies using technology.