The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Zong, China Mobile Company, Fan Yunjun said on Thursday that Zong has made a cumulative investment of $1.5 billion in Pakistan in 4 years and it has deposited 26 billion rupees as taxes during the same period.
Fan Yunjun called on Prime Minister Gilani at the Prime Minister House and presented him a cheque of one million rupees for the Flood Relief Fund of the Prime Minister, a PM office statement said.
Yan Yunjun said that the Zong is keen to invest in 3-G technology. He said that the company wants to extend its operations to new heights which would provide job opportunities to youth in various fields benefiting from its future projects.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan and China enjoyed time-tested friendship and the year of 2011 was declared as the year of Pakistan-China friendship to celebrate the 60 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between both countries.
The Prime Minister appreciated the services of Zong, which had reached the figure of 13.2 million subscribers and had contributed an amount of Rs. 26 billion in the national exchequer over a period of four years as taxes besides providing thousands of job opportunities to the youth of Pakistan.
The Prime Minister directed the Secretary, Ministry information Technology to help Zong in resolving difficulties in the implementation of their extension projects.