Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in collaboration with International Telecom Union (ITU) has organized a training program for Afghan Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (ATRA) and Ministry of Communication, Afghanistan on regulatory issues from 20th July, to 23rd July, 2015 at PTA Headquarters. Mr. Sameer Senior Advisor, ITU Regional Office Asia Pacific also attended the session. Certificate distribution ceremony of the training was organized at PTA Headquarter. Chairman PTA Dr. Ismail Shah, Dr Yusaf Jamal and Ms Ameena Sohail from Ministry of Information Technology & Telecommunication distributed certificates to the participants.
During the training, senior officers of PTA as well as Telenor, Mobilink and PMD gave detailed presentations on Pakistan telecom regulation regime and briefed the seven members delegations about various aspects of law, licensing and service regulation. Afghan participants of training appreciated the rich content of the program and Pakistan hospitality. Chairman PTA also briefed the visiting delegation and said that its honors for Pakistan to be selected by ITU for imparting training to neighboring countries. This will be beneficial for both the countries. He said more such events will be organized in future. ITU representative Mr. Sameer will also deliver a presentation on “ITU : platform for smart partnership & sustainable development in Pakistan” on 24th July, 2015 at PTA. This would be attended by representatives of telecom operators and academia.
(Khurram A. Mehran)