Wa­teen rep­re­sents Pak­istan at Ho­ra­sis Fo­rum

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Wa­teen Tele­com, Pak­istan’s lead­ing con­verged com­mu­ni­ca­tions provider was re­cently in­vited as the only Pak­istani com­pany to par­tic­i­pate in the glob­ally rec­og­nized Ho­ra­sis Global Arab Meet­ing for in­ter­na­tional di­a­logue, held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

Wa­teen CEO Naeem Za­min­dar was se­lected as a co-chair for the event. The only par­tic­i­pant at the Fo­rum from Pak­istan was Makhdoom Amin Fa­heem, Se­nior Min­is­ter of Com­merce.

The Ho­ra­sis Global Arab Meet­ing takes place an­nu­ally and aims at cre­at­ing an op­por­tu­nity for global lead­ers to meet, en­gage in busi­ness and dis­cuss vi­sions for a sus­tain­able fu­ture. Ho­ra­sis is a Zurich based independent think tank, as well as an in­ter­ac­tive com­mu­nity of en­gaged busi­ness lead­ers. In ad­di­tion to key­note speeches by in­dus­try lu­mi­nar­ies, the meet­ing of­fers pan­el­style board­room di­a­logue ses­sions led by the event co-chairs, re­flect­ing on spe­cific op­por­tu­ni­ties and chal­lenges in the global eco­nomic sphere. This year’s event was at­tended by over 300 par­tic­i­pants from 35 coun­tries.

The first of the two panel ses­sions co-chaired by Za­min­dar dis­cussed the prospects of newly evolv­ing po­lit­i­cal and eco­nomic al­liances be­tween the Arab world and other na­tions in the back­ground of a wan­ing Arab spring. The sec­ond panel ses­sion ex­am­ined the role of tech­nol­ogy as an in­cu­ba­tor of so­cial change.

Za­min­dar com­mented, “It was a great hon­our for me to rep­re­sent Wa­teen – and Pak­istan – at this in­cred­i­ble event. Not only was it a chance to in­ter­act with global lead­ers, it pre­sented an op­por­tu­nity to demon­strate Pak­istan’s cru­cial role in the global tech­nol­ogy and telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions stage. I hope that our par­tic­i­pa­tion this year will help de­fine Pak­istan’s so­cioe­co­nomic re­la­tion­ship – one of part­ner­ship and co­op­er­a­tion – with the Arab world.”

Ho­ra­sis meet­ings are usu­ally held out­side the re­spec­tive ge­o­graphic lo­ca­tion of the ‘in-fo­cus’ na­tion – in a host coun­try. The events are a means for the coun­tries ‘in fo­cus’ as guests (China, Rus­sia, In­dia, and the Arab world) to pro­mote be­nign re­la­tions with the world and to dis­play soft power through co-op­tion and co­op­er­a­tion. The meet­ings are also a plat­form for the re­spec­tive host coun­try to en­gage in a pol­icy di­a­logue with the guest coun­tries

H.H Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi

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