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Pakistan’s IT Minister: Providing Quality Telecom Services to the Masses is the Government’s Top Priority

Dr Umar Saif

Caretaker Federal Minister for IT and Telecommunication Dr Umar Saif stated that providing quality telecom services to the masses is the government’s top priority. He made this statement during a meeting with the Group Chief Executive Officer of VEON, along with CEO Jazz, Aamir Ibrahim.

Dr. Saif said that the government is taking all possible steps to improve connectivity in the country. He mentioned that the tech-neutral spectrum would be auctioned soon to enhance telecom services for the public. He also vowed to launch 5G and expressed that the Ministry of IT and Telecommunication would provide every possible cooperation to the telecom industry.

Dr. Saif informed the delegation that Pakistan has a conducive investment atmosphere and urged Jazz to invest in e-agriculture, e-education, and e-health sectors. He also commended the VEON Group for its efforts in the technology field and the provision of smartphones.

VEON, CEO Aamir Ibrahim stated that stable telecom systems are vital for the foundation of the digital ecosystem and the economic stability of the country.

The meeting was also attended by senior officers of the IT Ministry.

What does this mean for Pakistan?

This statement from Dr. Saif is a positive sign for Pakistan’s telecom sector. It indicates that the government is committed to improving connectivity and providing quality telecom services to the masses. The auction of the tech-neutral spectrum and the launch of 5G are also positive developments that will help to improve the quality of telecom services in Pakistan.

In addition, the government’s encouragement of investment in e-agriculture, e-education, and e-health sectors is a welcome move that could help to promote these important sectors in Pakistan.

Overall, this statement from Dr. Saif is a positive sign for Pakistan’s telecom sector and for the country’s overall economic development.

Additional information

  • The tech-neutral spectrum is a type of spectrum that can be used for any type of wireless technology, such as 2G, 3G, 4G, or 5G.
  • 5G is the fifth generation of cellular network technology and is expected to offer much faster speeds and lower latency than previous generations of cellular networks.