Spanish Ambassador Mr. Carlos Morales called on the Minister of State for IT& Telecom Mrs. Anusha Rehman, in Islamabad. Federal Secretary IT Mr. Azmat Ali Rangha also attended the meeting. Both parties discussed the matters of mutual interests including the promotion of bi-lateral relating and cooperation in IT& Telecom sectors between the two countries.
Spanish Ambassador Calls On Anusha Rahman for the Promotion of IT& Telecom Sectors
Mrs. Anusha Rehman also highlighted the major projects done by the Ministry of IT for the development of IT and Telecom sector in Pakistan. The Minister explained the Ambassador that
we are pursuing the vision of “Accelerated digitization” and connected Pakistan. In order to materialize our vision we have initiated three mega projects of “Rural telephony & broadband“ in un-served / under-served areas of KPK & Baluchistan.
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Anusha Rahman informed the Spanish Ambassador that after successful auction of 3G/4G last year,
we have witnessed a phenomenon increase in the numbers of subscribers and now we intend to hold a next round of Spectrum auction of left over spectrum of 20 MHz’s in near future. It’s our ardent desire that Spanish Cellular companies should also participate in the next bidding. So it would be a golden opportunity for new entrants.
The Ambassador said that
Pakistan has improved its economic strength and International ratings. Pakistan is also meticulously addressing all the serious challenges including security and law and order which is a good omen for the International Investors and stressed on enhancing of people to people contact between Spain and Pakistan.
The Spanish Ambassador, while appreciating the forward looking steps being taken by the government of Pakistan and Ministry of IT for the development of IT& Telecom sector, assured their cooperation for enhancing bilateral engagement in IT & Telecom spheres, between both the countries.