January 21, 2011

PTA Completes Targets for Year 2010

Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has successfully achieved 90 percent of its Targets and Goals for the year 2010 and set new Targets and Goals for the year 2011. The Annual Meeting was held at PTA Headquarters, Islamabad on 20-21 January 2011, wherein progress of Divisions and Directorates of PTA for the year 2010 was reviewed and proposed Targets and Goals for the year 2011 were discussed and finalized. Chairman PTA. Dr. Mohammed Yaseen chaired the session while Member (Finance), Syed Nasrul Karim Ghaznavi, Member (Technical), Dr. Khawar Siddique Khokhar& Director Generals of the Authority attended the meeting. The important achievements of PTA during year 2010, presented during the meeting.

On this occasion, Chairman PTA showed his satisfaction over the progress of different PTAdepartments and appreciated their efforts in carrying the vision and objectives of the Authority. He emphasized on the expeditious completion of incomplete tasks and directed the concerned divisional heads to supervise and ensure their compliance in this regard.

It was appreciated in the meeting that keeping its performance intact over the years, Enforcement Division, has conducted several surveys during 2010 on quality of service, which has helped Authority to take cognizance of the situation wherever necessary. In addition a lot many illegal networks were unearthed.

The Finance Division of PTA was successful in recovering long outstanding PTA dues against the defaulter companies. The studies made by Strategy and Development Division were also appreciated.

The Law & Regulations Division and Commercial Division did a lot of research work and produced maximum Research Papers on different Regulatory Issues. The ICT Directorate conducted consultancy on recommending various strategies for improving ICT situation in Pakistan it carried out some other important tasks like conducting 3G seminars in Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad. The Human Resource (HR) Directorate successfully trained all the PTA work force including Officers as well as officials. This also included International training. It is important to note that even unskilled staff like Naib Qasids, Drivers etc was given in-house computer training by ICT Directorate.


Khurram A.Mehran

Director (PR)