Dar lauds services of Etisalat in telecom sector


ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar has said that Pakistan has always enjoyed excellent relations with the brotherly Islamic country of UAE and it looked forward to taking these relations to new heights in all sectors including telecom.

He stated this while talking to a three member delegation of the Etisalat group led by its CEO Ahmad A. K. Julfar which held meeting with the finance minister here on Thursday. Minister for IT Anusha Rehman Khan was also present on the occasion.

During the meeting administrative and financial matters relating to the PTCL came under discussion. The finance minister was presented a brief performance review of PTCL by its CEO and President Walid Arshaid since the company was handed over to Etisalat. The minister was also apprised of the measures that PTCL management had in mind to diversify its services and expand its business.

The delegation apprised the meeting of the issues faced by the telecom sector. Finance minister said that input from other stakeholders would be obtained in this regard and steps taken to address the genuine issues faced by the sector.

Speaking on the occasion, Ishaq Dar expressed his hoped that under Etisalat, services provided by PTCL would further improve in future and interconnectivity with other telecom operators/companies would be further expanded. He said the government wanted to see the telecom sector flourish as much as possible for general good of the economy. Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of IT attended the meeting.


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