‘ICT is driving force of economic growth’

KARACHI: Improved quality of telecommunication system and services has become a critical determinant of competitiveness in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), therefore, the policy makers are focusing on ICT not only as an element of support but also as a driving force of economic growth, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) chairman Mohammed Yaseen on Wednesday said.

This he said during his visit and address as chief guest to 11th ITCN ASIA 2011 international exhibition and conference at Expo Centre Karachi. Yaseen said that revolution and convergence of technological platforms will continue to bring even more opportunities, development and growth aspects for market and subscribers. “We at PTA believe to remain focused but also tailor a “Roadmap” for securing a win together with the market players and the relevant stakeholders in future as well,” he added. Yaseen said, “We are going to deliberate on future of telecommunication, I certainly feel quite contended that this promising regime in Pakistan’s economy will continue bringing in substantial revenues and creating remarkable job opportunities.”

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