Pakistan Wins the “GSMA Government Leadership Award 2017”

by Adeel Younas
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Anusha Rahman was honored to receive the “GSMA Government Leadership Award 2017” at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

At the moment of accepting Award on the behalf of Government of Pakistan, Anusha Rahman thanked the global telecom community and GSM Association for reiterating its confidence and trust in Telecom sector of Pakistan and the policies of Government for the telecom sector.

While attributing the success to the hard work of professionals at MoIT&T, PTA, and FAB she further added that


“This award is recognition of the Pakistan’s policy soundness and the vision of the government under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the telecommunication sector in Pakistan by the international community”, Anusha Rehman.

Sha also congratulated the Peoples and Prime Minister of Pakistan on winning the Second Global GSMA award in two years.

It is pertinent to mention that Pakistan was awarded the Leadership award for transparent and market building Spectrum Auction in 2015. Grant of two major Global Mobile awards for within a short span of three years of the current government is historical and the 2017 award is significant as it carries the highest significance globally for Government’s policy initiatives and development of digital markets.

The Minister also highlighted that the “Telecommunication Policy 2015” has been recognized by the international community for its sound provisions catering for the availability of universal and affordable telecommunication services which are provided through competitive and well-managed markets and can be used by people to benefit from economy and society.

She also added that award also recognizes the measures laid down in policy which is expected to make telecom market more efficient in terms of quality and choice of service available to the consumer.

Minister also held a meeting with Chairman of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) Mr. Goran Morby as well as host of other global telecom industry leaders including top leadership of Telenor, Etisalat and Vimplecom groups and invited them to take the opportunity of partnership with government to have the benefits of digital revolution in segments of Pakistani market.

The leaders of global technology also congratulated the Minister of IT on relieving the Leadership Award and expressed full industry commitment to her initiatives for achieving an inclusive digital economy in Pakistan for the benefit of both the masses and industry


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