Muhammad Shoaib Baig, who recently stepped down from his position from Telenor, has officially announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.
“I am joining PTI on the call of my leader Imran Khan to stand up for our rights and say NO to injustice forever – inshAllah together we will make Naya Pakistan!”, Shaoib was quoted as saying in an update posted by PTI’s official Facebook page.
Shoaib remained Chief HR Officer and Vice President of Telenor Pakistan from February 2011 to August 2014.
Shaoib Baig opted politics instead of carrying forward the conventional career to become the first executive from Telecom industry of Pakistan to officially peruse politics as a career.
Shaoib brings along an extensive human management and development skills from top regional and global corporations like Telenor Pakistan, Unilever and British American Tobacco.
Not to be mentioned, Asad Umar, former CEO and President of Engro, joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in 2012 to set the precedent for professionals and business administrators to become part of country’s political ecosystem.
Reportedly, Asad Umar is meeting professionals from different sectors to join PTI and it is likely that more executives may join PTI in coming weeks.
Along with other positive outcomes, Shoaib’s involvement in politics will help the government understand telecomm sector a lot better than it does now.
We have seen a notable disconnect between government circles and new technologies that not only hurts the industry but it also dent’s our national economy with a sizeable negative impact. With working professionals joining politics, we can expect this situation to change positively.