Growth in Pakistan’s economy is evident from the economic indicators and the trust shown by the multi lateral donors: Prime Minister

Islamabad, April 03, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that growth in Pakistan’s economy is evident from the economic indicators and the trust shown by the multi lateral donors. He told that the introduction of 3-G technology will usher Pakistan into a new era of Information Technology.

Prime Minister said this while talking to a 3 member delegation from telecom industry comprising of Mr. Jo Lender CEO Vimplecom, Mr. Augie K Fabela, co-founder and Chairman Emeritus and Mr. Rashid Khan CEO and President Mobilink.

Prime Minister said that the economy is growing at fast pace, the stock exchange has seen rise while Rupee has gained value against Dollar. We have taken steps to overcome the energy crisis and the shortfall will be met in next few years, PM told. Prime Minister said that we have embarked upon aggressive privatization policy. Government should not run businesses but facilitate businesses and for this purpose we have raised the trust of the investors, PM added.

The delegation appreciated the government’s policy of privatization and said that the policy would provide impetus to economy. They said that introduction of 3G technology in Pakistan will provide the necessary momentum to the growing economy.

PM said that the 3-G license will be open for all the national and international competitors and it will be awarded in transparent manner. We expect that the international bidders will also compete in the 3-G license, PM added.

PM said that IT sector is observing fusion of different sectors including telecom and banking sectors and our investors need to take advantage of this phenomenon. Additionally it will create provide job opportunities for the youth, PM added. PM said that our youth are energetic and if provided opportunity and space, they can excel in IT sector through their creativity and innovation.

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