Pakistan to Celebrate World Telecom Day on May 17

In line with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Strategic Orientation the ‘World Telecommunication and Information Society Day’ will be celebrated on 17th May, 2011.

A preparatory meeting chaired by the secretary IT & Telecom was held in the Ministry to deliberate on the various aspects to make this event a success.

This year World Telecom Day’s theme is, “Better Life in Rural Communities with Information and Communication Technology (ICTs)” with the aim to ensure that ICTs will contribute to a better future for rural populations.

The theme is approved by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The activities of this year World Telecom day will revolve around this theme.

While talking to the participants of the meeting, Saeed Ahmad Khan, Secretary IT & Telecom, said that all Telecom Operators should focus on mainstreaming the rural communities with rest of the country. He said that such events are organized to create awareness among the people about the upcoming modern technology and how they can benefit from these innovations to improve their living standards and emphasized that the role of the companies providing Telecommunication facilities to the people is vital in such campaigns.

He told the participants that presents government is doing at lot to boost this vibrant sector and ever increasing connectivity in the far flung and rural areas of   the country is an evident proof. He also ensured the Telecom Operator that the problems and issues faced by the industry are being addressed at the appropriate levels but the quality of service for the consumer is government’s prime focus.

“Ministry of IT & Telecom and all its attached departments are striving in collaboration with the telecom operators to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) to the people of Pakistan”, he added.

Chairman PTA Dr. Muhammad Yasin, senior officers of the Ministry and representatives from all telecom operators including Mobilink, Ufone, Telenor, Zong and PTCL were present in the meeting.