Pakistan offers key business opportunity for telecom: PM
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.