Islamabad: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Sheikh Aftab Ahmed, and Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat, Raja Muhammad Javed Ikhlas, visited Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Headquarters today. Chairman PTA Dr. Syed Ismail Shah, Member (Finance) Tariq Sultan, Member (Compliance & Enforcement) Abdul Samad, Director Generals (DGs) of Different Divisions of PTA and senior officers were present on this occasion.
During the visit, senior officers briefed the dignitaries about the functions of PTA, regulatory initiatives taken by it and overall performance of the telecom sector. The Minister and the Parliamentary Secretary were informed that PTA was facilitating telecom industry of Pakistan which is providing state of the art telecom, broadband and ICT services to the consumers at affordable rates. The Minister was also briefed about the challenges faced by the telecom sector and continued efforts of the regulator to address them.
Chairman PTA in his briefing said that spectrum auction for next generation mobile networks during the current year was a success. He further stated that, with the launch of next generation services Pakistani cell phone subscribers are now able to transmit and receive high speed data through their mobile phones.
The State Minister and Parliamentary Secretary assured their full support to PTA in resolving outstanding issues. On this occasion, Chairman PTA presented mementos to the State Minister for Parliamentary Affair and the Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet Secretariat.
(Khurram Ali Mehran)