September 30, 2010

Mobile Subscribers Reach 100 Million Mark

chairman pta presenting SIMS of 5 operator to the prime minister


Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has congratulated the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority for achieving 100 million mark of subscribers.

The Prime Minister was talking to the Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Dr. Mohammed Yaseen who presented him SIMS of five operators to commemorate the 100 millionth subscriptions here today at PM Chamber in the Parliament house.

The Prime Minister expressed his satisfaction on the extraordinary growth of cellular mobile industry in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan offers immense investment opportunities while the Government has formulated policies to create a business friendly environment. He further said that Pakistan has moved from comparative advantage to competitive advantage in the global market.

The Chairman Pakistan Telecommunication Authority briefed the Prime Minister about the latest developments taking place in the telecom industry of Pakistan. He said healthy competition introduced by the Government has encouraged operators to go an extra mile for making a strong subscriber base. Therefore, the predictions, estimates and forecasts made for Pakistan mobile industry proved to be counterfactual and the subscriber base proceeded with growth higher than the forecasted one, he added.

He also said that the regulator’s compliance with the Government policies gave boost to the subscriber base.