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PM says Govt aiming to increase Pakistan ICT industry to $ 20 billion in few years

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

19th Feb, 2020. 06:02 pm
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Prime Minister Imran Khan has called on Mr Sergi Herrero, Group Chief Operating Officer of VEON (parent company of Jazz Pakistan).

During the meeting Prime minister said that under the Digital Policy the government was aiming to increase the size of Pakistani Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry to US $ 20 billion in the next few years.

The Premier also appreciated the long association of VEON with Pakistan having US$ 9 billion investment and serving 60 million subscribers with multitude of services.

Chief Executive Officer of Jazz Pakistan Aamir Ibrahim, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Syed Fakhar Ahmed and Head of Digital Financial Services of Jazz Elias Yazbeck accompanied the Group CEO of VEON.

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Chairman Board of Investment Syed Zubair Haider Gilani, Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Maj. Gen. (R) Aamir Azeem Bajwa, Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Digital Pakistan Ms. Tania Aidrus and senior officials were also present during the meeting.

The Group CEO of VEON Sergi Herrero thanked the Prime Minister and the government for providing competitive and transparent working environment for the telecom companies.

He informed that Jazz Pakistan has launched “Internet for all” campaign that includes affordable mobile phones with internet connectivity for social media, Jazz Cash and the Prime Minister’s Citizens Portal.

The provision of this service will help enable citizens to undertake economic activity at small and medium scale and will promote good governance, he added.

Sergi Herrero also appreciated the steps taken by the government to curb dissemination of ‘Fake News” and stated that fake news by creating uncertainty and fear were detrimental to investments.

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