PR No.254 We Intend To Bring Latest Technology In The Country At Par With The World, Anusha Rehman. Islamabad

The Minister of State for IT & Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rahman has said that we intend to bring latest technology in the country at par with the world. Minister stated this while talking to the three Member GSMA delegation led by Mr. Chris Zull, Spectrum Director Asia Pacific, who called on the Minister here in her office today. Member Telecom Mr. Mudassar Hussain & Chairman PTA Syed Ismail Shah were also present in the meeting.

Minister said that our Information Communication Technology sector is evolving magnificently day by day. We have a large population, diverse market with dynamic youth which indicates the growing appetite of more spectrum for 3G/4G services. Anusha Rehman said that it’s our ardent desire that spectrum strategy is predictable for the benefit of investment decisions.

She said that we had a special focus on addressing “spectrum issues” in our new telecom policy which is in the offing. Our telecom policy would entail spectrum refarming, spectrum trading, over the top services & complete mechanism to address all telecom related issues adequately.

Anusha Rehman also said that we are also in the process of resolving the tax concerns of the telecom industry. We have taken up this issue with Chairman FBR for early resolution.

GSMA delegation appreciated the development in the telecom sector particularly the efforts in unlocking the potential of the Digital Economy.