Pakistan secures seat in ITU Council
Pakistan today regained its seat lost in the 2010 election. Today victory at the Busan election was a major achievement that can be rightly attributed to Minister Anusha Rehman untiring efforts, who played a major role in Pakistan victory at the prestigious council seat elections. She looked visibly happy with the results. The council seat at the ITU is hotly contested and the election victory is generally result of MoITT, PTA and MoFA combined efforts to have it secured.
The delegation led by Minister Anusha Rehman consist of Dr. Ismail Shah-Chairman PTA, Muddassar Hussein- Member Telecom and other senior officers from both MoITT, PTA and MoFA.
The Plenipotentiary Conference was tasked to elect the 46 Member States called to sit on the ITU Council to represent the membership in the interval between Plenipotentiary Conferences. The ITU Council acts on behalf of the Plenipotentiary Conference and meets annually to consider broad telecommunication policy issues to ensure that the Union’s policies and strategies respond fully to the constantly changing telecommunication environment. The Council is also responsible for ensuring the efficient coordination of the work of the Union and the approval of its budgets.
Each of the five administrative regions were entitled to a number of seats as follows:
- Region A – Americas (9 seats)
- Region B – Western Europe (8 seats)
- Region C – Eastern Europe (5 seats)
- Region D – Africa (13 seats)
- Region E – Asia and Australasia (13 seats).
Total number of valid votes:
Region A: 168 | Region B: 168 | Region C: 167 | Region D: 166 | Region E: 167
Venues of the past Plenipotentiary Conference:
International Telecom Union is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.