PM felicitates PTA for achieving 100 million mark of subscribers

ISLAMABAD, Sep 30 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has congratulated the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for achieving 100 million mark of subscribers.The Prime Minister was talking to Chairman PTA Dr. Mohammed Yaseen who presented him SIMS of five operators to commemorate the 100 millionth subscriptions here at the PM Chamber in the Parliament house on Thursday.The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction on the extraordinary growth of cellular mobile industry in the country.He said that Pakistan offers immense investment opportunities while the Government has formulated policies to create a business friendly environment.

He further said that Pakistan has moved from comparative advantage to competitive advantage in the global market. The Chairman PTA briefed the prime Minister about the latest developments taking place in the telecom industry. He said that healthy competition introduced by the Government has encouraged operators to go an extra mile for making a strong subscriber base. Therefore, the predictions, estimates and forecasts made for Pakistan mobile industry proved to be counter-factual and the subscriber base proceeded with growth higher than the forecast, he added. He further said that the regulator’s compliance with the Government policies gave boost to the subscriber base – APP