Chairman, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Dr. Syed Ismail Shah has been elected as Vice President of General Assembly of Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) for three years during the 13th Session of the APT General Assembly held from 25th to 26th November 2014 at Yangon, Myanmar.
The Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) was founded on the joint initiatives of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
The General Assembly is the supreme organ of the Asia Pacific Telecommunity (APT) and it is composed of all the Members and Associate Members of the Telecommunity. It meets in ordinary session every three years.
The General Assembly establishes general policies and principle to achieve the objectives of the Telecommunity, establishes the basis for the annual budget and determine limits of three years annual expenditure, concludes and revises necessary agreements between the Telecommunity and Governments, organizations or administration.