Govt to boost ICT industry to $20 billion: PM

DailyTimes  |  Feb 20, 2020

Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said his government has launched ‘Digital Pakistan’ initiative with an aim to provide a platform to Pakistani youth to become independent and drivers of economic growth.

The prime minister was talking to Sergi Herrero, group chief operating officer of VEON, who called on him here. Board of Investment Chairman Syed Zubair Haider Gilani, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Chairman Maj Gen (r) Aamir Azeem Bajwa, Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Digital Pakistan Tania Aidrus and senior officials were also present during the meeting.

The prime minister appreciated the long association of VEON with Pakistan having US$ 9 billion investment and serving 60 million subscribers with multitude of services. He highlighted that with Pakistan having great investment potential in communication and energy sector, the government is focused on providing ease-of-doing-business with liberal investment policy which has been acknowledged by the international financial institutions.

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