Cellular Subscribers Cross 100 Million Mark, PM Lauds PTA

Cellular subscribers in Pakistan have surpassed 100 million mark, though we don’t have official stats from PTA yet, however, APP has reported that Mr. Yousaf Raza Gilani, Prime Minister of Pakistan has congratulated PTA on achieving this land mark.

Dr. Mohammed Yaseen who presented him SIMS of five operators to commemorate the 100 millionth subscription.

Talking to PTA Chairman Dr Mohammed Yaseen at the Parliament house, the prime minister expressed his satisfaction on the extraordinary growth of cellular mobile industry in Pakistan.

He said that Pakistan offered immense investment opportunities while the government has formulated policies to create a business friendly environment. He also expressed his satisfaction at the fact that Pakistan had moved from comparative advantage to competitive advantage in the global market.

Dr Yaseen briefed the Gilani about the latest developments taking place in the telecom industry, declaring that healthy competition introduced by the government has encouraged operators to go an extra mile for making a strong subscriber base. Therefore, the predictions, estimates and forecasts made for Pakistan mobile industry proved to be counter-factual and the subscriber base proceeded with growth higher than the forecast, he added.

He further said that the regulator’s compliance with the Government policies gave boost to the subscriber base.


  • ahsan

    can we have 3g now ? i pissed at the edge’s slow speeds . a 4mbps broadband at home , 9 mbps while on the go and a max of 400 kbps on my phone :/

  • dats very nice news dis time is rite for 3G.

  • talha

    lol. _____ prime minister. he only congratulated yaseen as he gave him 5 complimentary sims. its the mobile operators whose efforts should have had been lauded and praised cause they are backbone behind all mobile users.

    PTA only wants publicity and this one an example of their publicity stunt.

  • talha

    oh and yeah, also why did not this dr yaseen take a copy of gillanis ID Card so that they could set an example which everyone one else could follow? instead he didnt even had to go through the hassle of getting a sim and got himself 5 which probably would be golden numbers for free. Sad.

  • Jahangir

    That’s great news :)

    Waisay, sirf telecommunication sector main hi growth horahi hai baqi sab cheezon main to Pakistan peechay hi jaraha hai :(

  • Ahmed

    Inactive SIM cards to Galani ? Who will call to get them activated ? If already active who is the owner of these 5 SIM cards ?

    There was nothing unexceptional done by any government but only allowing GSM operators to operate, and they exploited the opportunity, otherwise army opposed GSM in early 1980s in Zia regime saying by this every spy will be carrying a wireless phone.

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