Wateen Represented Pakistan at Global Arab Meeting

Wateen Telecom recently participated in the prestigious Horasis Global Arab Meeting, held in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, from 9th-12th October 2011.

The Horasis Global Arab Meeting takes place annually and aims at creating an opportunity for global leaders to meet, engage in business and discuss visions for a sustainable future.

In addition to keynote speeches by industry luminaries, the meeting offers panel-style boardroom dialogue sessions led by the event co-chairs, reflecting on specific opportunities and challenges in the global economic sphere. This year’s event was attended by over 300 participants from 35 countries.

Wateen Telecom holds the honor of being the only Pakistani company invited to participate in this globally recognized platform for international dialogue. Wateen CEO Naeem Zamindar was selected as a co-chair for the event; the only participant from Pakistan was Makhdoom Amin Faheem, Senior Minister of Commerce.

As an event co-chair, Mr. Zamindar participated in two panel sessions. The first discussed the prospects of newly evolving political and economic alliances between the Arab world and other nations in the background of a waning Arab spring. The second panel session examined the role of technology as an incubator of social change.

Commenting on the event, Mr Zamindar said,

It was a great honor for me to represent Wateen – and Pakistan – at this incredible event. Not only was it a chance to interact with global leaders, it presented an opportunity to demonstrate Pakistan’s crucial role in the global technology and telecommunications stage.

I hope that our participation this year will help define Pakistan’s socio-economic relationship – one of partnership and cooperation – with the Arab world.

In addition to Makhdoom Amin Fahim from Pakistan, the event was also attended by leading international public figures such as H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; H.E. Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, UAE; H.E. Mohammad Abu-Hammour, Minister of Finance of Jordan, Jordan; H.E. Nicolas Nahas, Minister of Economy & Trade, Lebanon; and H.E. Kamal Nath, Union Cabinet Minister of Urban Development, India.


  • Anwer Baloch, Quetta, Balochistan

    Right now, we the potential (future) customers of WATEEN are keenly waiting for the re-launch of Wateen, and as previously reported on this same forum for the arrival of GreenPacket UH-350 wireless internet modem. If anyone from Wateen is reading these lines, then he/ she is requested that latest news about the re-launch, offers, etc. may be updated on the website of Wateen. Thank you

    • waqas

      re launch may delay for week or so just because to GreenPacket UH-350 delivery issue in time.

  • Ab!

    Silly Wateen n0 update on theirs web site.

  • Malik

    Dear Anwer,
    thanks for showing interest and expectations from wateen. relaunch is just a couple of weeks away with supurb offers and it will be communicated through differnt media compaigns.

  • atif

    Goooood to see that and as far as relaunch is concerned….. it will be happening sometime in November inshaALLAH… the reason why nothing is being said or shown on official wateen site is because it is a relaunch and due to marketing tactics it is being hush hush but inshaALLAH as it gets done…. Pakistan will see ;)

    • Waqar

      I was wateen user 2 yrs ago its signals strength is too low then i convert to ptcl evo.
      I watching wateen.com same as like 2-3 yrs old no new updates.
      why they are not update theirs site wateen?
      is a internet provider compny but wateen’s web site is 3 yrs old, Its weird thing

  • omer

    wateen is short of wifi devices in multan. i am switching to ptcl till they get their stock

    • Malik

      dear omer, pls send ur contact info, so that we could contact u for your requirment

    • Anwer Baloch, Quetta, Balochistan

      Hey Brother Omer, See the quick response of Malik.. This is called Customer Friendly Service. The PTCL is still behaving like a Government Department even after its privatization. Before you switch to PTCL, let me share with you my recent nightmarish Customer Service experience with the PTCL. On the night of Tuesday, 04th October, 2011, I requested by email as well by calling PTCL helpline for the change of my EVO package to GO 30 prepaid package of 30 hours per month which is of Rs.799.

      On Wednesday, 05th October, 2011, I received an email and also I received a call from PTCL (No.10000) and I was told that my new package will be activated in few hours time. For avoiding any problem, I waited upto the midnight of Friday, 07th October, 2011, and successfully recharged my EVO account with Rs.800. Immediately I logged in to the internet successfully. From Friday, the 07th October, 2011, since morning I tried to connect to the internet through my EVO but it did not connect. Since then I called 1218 many times, I have been informed that my complaint numbers are “1819” and “145”.

      I sent another emial to PTCL with a copy to the Secretary, IT, Government of Pakistan. Only then my problem got solved on the evening of 12th October, 2011. So this is the approach of PTCl towards the solution of their customers’ problems. I was without internet service for this whole period thanks to PTCl’s superior quality customer service. So think many times before you too want to experience this matchless service. I repeat Think many times brother because you like me cannot afford such an excellent service.

  • omer

    @ Malik thanks for your concern. my email id is

    [email protected]

    i cant share my cell number here

  • Dam!! they need to make their net speed better.. its 2nd month and their service is going down.. otherwise it was working perfect to me in Multan from last 2 years!!

  • Waqar

    All of internet provider in Pakistan using china’s devices in signal tower’s & also modems.
    ap ko pta he hy china ka maal kitni deir aur kesa chalta hy. like china mobile.
    China Pakistan se pta nhi kis cheez ka badla le raha hy aur hm hain k un ko apne 1 & only dost mante hain