The arrival of 3G & 4G in Pakistan has contributed a lot in connecting people and increased the internet penetration from 3% to 15% just in short period of 1 year; the Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rahman said while addressing UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week Forum at Paris.
Internet Penetration in Pakistan Reaches to 15% in One Year: Anusha
The Minister said:
“The information communication technology (ICT) is the key enabler of socio-economic development, adding the government of Pakistan has accorded its highest priority to the development of ICT infrastructure and applications to accelerate the digitization in the country.”
She also added that:
“Recently the present government has issued a long-awaited telecom policy, marked as landmark document by industry experts for the incorporation of numerous measures to accelerate the digitisation in the country.”
The Minister further elaborates that the Government of Pakistan provided billion of rupees to the telecom sector in order to install its infrastructure in both under-served and un-served areas of Pakistan. The Government is trying its best to connect more people through easy and affordable access to internet.
UNESCO DG appreciated the efforts and role of present government regarding IT and telecom services in the country.