Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Cellular Subscribers Cross 100 Million Mark, PM Lauds PTA

Cellular subscribers in Pakistan have surpassed 100 million mark, though we don’t have official stats from PTA yet, however, APP has reported that Mr. Yousaf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of Pakistan has congratulated PTA on achieving this land mark.
Dr. Mohammed Yaseen who presented him SIMS of five operators to commemorate the 100 millionth subscription.
Talking to PTA Chairman Dr Mohammed Yaseen at the Parliament house, the prime minister expressed his satisfaction on the extraordinary growth of cellular mobile industry in Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan offered immense investment opportunities while the government has formulated policies to create a business friendly environment. He also expressed his satisfaction at the fact that Pakistan had moved from comparative advantage to competitive advantage in the global market.
Dr Yaseen briefed the Gilani about the latest developments taking place in the telecom industry, declaring that 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 counter-factual and the subscriber base proceeded with growth higher than the forecast, he added.
He further said that the regulator’s compliance with the Government policies gave boost to the subscriber base.

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