Pak­istan of­fers key busi­ness op­por­tu­nity for tele­com: PM

The Pak Banker - - FRONT PAGE -

Prime Min­is­ter Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif has said that in­ter­na­tional busi­ness com­mu­nity's con­fi­dence to in­vest in Pak­istan has been re­stored due to the in­cen­tives-based trans­par­ent poli­cies of the govern­ment. The Prime Min­is­ter said this while meet­ing Mr. Jean Yves Charlier, CEO - Vim­pelCom who called on him at PM House.

The Prime Min­is­ter said that the govern­ment's clear poli­cies have es­pe­cially rev­o­lu­tion­ized the Tele­com sec­tor and suc­cess­ful launch of 3-G and 4-G in the re­cent past is a tes­ti­mony to this. We are en­cour­ag­ing the tele­com com­pa­nies to ex­pand their out­reach to far-flung ar­eas of the coun­try so that ma­jor­ity of the masses ben­e­fit from the tech­nol­ogy, added the Prime Min­is­ter. The Prime Min­is­ter said that Pak­istan of­fers an ideal en­vi­ron­ment for tele­com sec­tor as the coun­try has one of the largest cel­lu­lar phone sub­scribers. Our govern­ment be­lieves in open and trans­par­ent busi­ness poli­cies so that both lo­cal and for­eign in­vestors are fur­ther mo­ti­vated to ex­plore the busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties in Pak­istan.

Terming the Tele­com in­dus­try of Pak­istan promis­ing and vi­brant, Mr. Jean Yves Charlier ap­pre­ci­ated the busi­ness friendly poli­cies of the present govern­ment. The CEO Vim­pelCom said that tele­den­sity in Pak­istan is one of the high­est in the re­gion, which makes the coun­try one of the fa­vorite des­ti­na­tions for for­eign in­vestors.

The meet­ing was also at­tended by Ms. Anusha Rehman Khan, MOS for IT and other se­nior govern­ment of­fi­cials.

Mo­bilink is Pak­istan's lead­ing provider of voice and data ser­vices. With over 36 mil­lion cus­tomers, Mo­bilink main­tains mar­ket lead­er­ship with cov­er­age in over 20,000 cities, towns and vil­lages across Pak­istan. With an in­vest­ment of USD 4.3 bil­lion in Pak­istan, Mo­bilink con­tin­ues to in­no­vate through cut­tingedge, state of the art tech­nol­ogy, a port­fo­lio of Mo­bile Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices, strong­est brands, the largest port­fo­lio of value added ser­vices, the largest bio-met­ric SIM ver­i­fi­ca­tion foot­print as well as the coun­try's largest net­work with over 9,000 cell sites. The com­pany also has the largest dis­tri­bu­tion and call cen­ter net­work that en­ables it to of­fer wider ac­ces­si­bil­ity and qual­ity cus­tomer ser­vices across Pak­istan.

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