Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met Mr. Sigve Brekke, CEO of Telenor, at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos yesterday.
Minister for Telecom and IT, Ms. Anusha Rehman, and senior government officials were also present at the occasion.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister appreciated the fact that Telenor has created jobs for around 130,000 Pakistanis, both directly and indirectly. He acknowledged Telenor’s investment in the training and development of its workforce and thanked the CEO of Telenor for providing many Pakistanis the opportunity to work in a progressive environment.
While recalling the inauguration of Telenor’s new Headquarters in Islamabad, the Prime Minister stated that he was pleased to observe the state-of-the-art facility that had set new standards for workplace environment in Pakistan.
CEO Telenor thanked the Prime Minister for facilitating Telenor’s operations in Pakistan and expressed the hope to further expand its operations in the country, including providing training for Pakistani workforce in latest telecom technologies.
He also indicated that Telenor is actively looking at new investment opportunities in a liberal policy environment and a supportive regulatory regime which has provided the incentives for more investment.
Telenor has been operating in Pakistan since 2005 and has also launched convenient mobile financial transaction mechanism namely ‘EasyPaisa’.
Telenor has so far invested over US$3.5 Billion in Pakistan.