ISLAMABAD ( MEDIA REPORT ) The federal budget FY2017-18 with a Rs4.75 trillion outlay was approved by the National Assembly on Tuesday in the absence of members of the opposition. This is the first time that a finance bill has been passed in Pakistan without the inclusion of the oppositionRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( MEDIA REPORT ) The information technology sector is exhibiting accelerated progress with total turnover of $3.1 billion, inclluding both exports and domestic revenue. According to the Economic Survey released by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar here on Thursday, the broadband penetration has jumped from a mere 3.7 million toRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT ) Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Economic Affairs, Statistics and Privatization; Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Witnesses the Signing Ceremony of a Contract worth Rs 2.3 Billion awarded By Universal Service Fund to Pak Telecom Mobile Limited (Ufone). This project will provide Mobile Broadband Internet/3G services toRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT ) A memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing between USF and NTC was also held at the event with regards to establishment of telecentres. Telecenters will be providing e-services, distance learning and create employment opportunities, among various other benefits like bridging the digital divide. Finance minister congratulatedRead More →

ISLAMABAD (HAFEEZ REPORT) The Ambassador of Germany to Pakistan Ms. Ina Lepel has informed the Federal Finance Minister Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar that leading German companies plan to invest in telecom and energy sectors in Pakistan. Federal Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday welcomed the investment programme of the German companies andRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT ) Minister for Information Technology, Anusha Rahman on Tuesday said introduction of mobile broadband has contributed a lot in connecting people and increased internet penetration in the country from mere 3 percent to 18 percent in a short period. Availability of these technologies have resulted in speedy proliferation ofRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( ABRAR MUSTAFA ) There are some serious challenges faced by the telecommunication sector which is hampering the growth of telecom services in the country and demand immediate attention by the Government of Pakistan. Telcos again appealed Muslim League government to address issues regarding Taxes and duties in letterRead More →

ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT ) The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Friday approved the Telecommunications Policy 2015 aimed at availability of universal, affordable and quality telecommunication services. These services would be provided through open, competitive and well-managed markets that can be used by people to the benefitRead More →