PM vows to enhance info tech industry’s worth to $20b

PM vows to enhance info tech industry's worth to $20b

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minster Imran Khan has vowed to enhance the worth of the country’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry to $20 billion in order to boost Pakistan’s tech environment.

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The premier said this during a meeting with Sergi Herrero, co-chief executive officer of VEON – parent company of Jazz Pakistan.

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 were also present at the occasion.

Meanwhile, 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 Tania Aidrus and other relevant officials were also among the attendees of the meeting.

The Prime Minister highlighted the VEON Group’s contributions, which include investing over US$ 9 billion to integrate about 60 million subscribers.

He further stressed that the government is hard at work to formulate a liberal investment policy for the provision of ease-of-doing-business to companies that are eager to invest in the communication and energy sector in Pakistan.

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