Minister of State for IT & Telecom Anusha Rehman on Thursday met with Azerbaijan’s Minister for IT Ali Mammad Oglu Abbasov and Iran’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi on the sidelines of ITU Telecom World event in Budapest, Hungary.
In the meeting with Abbasov, it was decided that both countries will develop assistance and association in the arena of ICTs as well as research and development. Anusha also met with high-level officials from Turkey, ITU, World Bank and Cisco Corporation.
Minister Anusha Rehman Asks ICT Companies to Boost their Presence in Pakistan
During her meeting with the ITU delegation, the minister wowed for an elevated and significant contribution in the global telecommunications development activities and confirmed Pakistan’s interest to host the International Regulatory Roundtable in the coming year. She also advised the top management of Cisco to take benefit of the vast market opportunity and talent existing in Pakistan and to enhance their presence in the country.
The minister, while contributing in the core expert panel at ITU Telecom World event titled ‘Opening up new markets in the converged ICT ecosystem: new users, new services or new segments’.
She said that:
“In the fast-changing telecoms landscape creation of new market segments is the most crucial area of policy focus. She said that new segments broaden the base of the ICT industry and enable delivery of socially relevant innovative services to an expanding user base”.
Mentioning the core focus of the Government of Pakistan in empowering new markets, the minister of state revealed the importance for smart city, online transactions, e-commerce, e-banking, e-Health, e-government and other e-initiatives as drivers for new market segments in Pakistan.
Anusha also spoke at the Leadership Summit where the need for incorporating regional markets was stressed and the significance of such market building for regional integration in general was emphasized.