The Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom, the world’s largest telecommunications provider, met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Shari at his official residence in the capital Islamabad and discussed with matters pertaining to telecom industry in Pakistan.
Pakistan is one of the largest telecom market in the South Asian region and many international companies are operating in the country of nearly 190 million people.
Prime Minister Sharif told Mr Jean Yves Charlier that international business community’s confidence to invest in Pakistan has been restored due to the incentives-based transparent policies of the government.
He told the Vimpelcom CEO that the government’s clear policies have especially revolutionized the Telecom sector and successful launch of 3-G and 4-G in the recent past is a testimony to this. “We are encouraging the telecom companies to expand their outreach to far-flung areas of the country so that majority of the masses benefit from the technology.”
Terming the Telecom industry of Pakistan promising and vibrant, Mr. Charlier appreciated the business friendly policies of the present government. The CEO VimpelCom said that Teledensity in Pakistan is one of the highest in the region which makes the country one the favorite destinations for foreign investors.
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