Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr Aisha Ghous Pasha held a meeting with Mr Jorgen C. Arentz Rostrup, EVP and Head of Asia, Telenor Group, at the Finance Division today. Mr Irfan Wahab Khan, the CEO of Telenor Pakistan and senior officers participated in the meeting.
Minister of State for Finance met Telenor delegation to discuss Pakistan’s digital growth
.The Telenor team briefed the Minister of State about the vision and mission of their telecommunication business. It was shared that Telenor has a considerable role to play in Pakistan’s next phase of digital growth and harnessing new opportunities in the telecommunication sector.
Mr Jorgen C. Arentz Rostrup, EVP and Head of Asia, Telenor Group, shared that Telenor is proud to serve Pakistan’s people and be part of its digital journey. Connectivity is an enabler of economic activity and will be an essential driver of Pakistan’s next phase of digital growth. Therefore, it is integral to ensure a conducive business environment to bring tremendous progress to the country and build a resilient digital economy. However, he added that Telenor is facing various operational issues relating to spectrum range and taxation rate.
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The Minister of State for Finance and Revenue welcomed the Telenor team and appreciated their efforts to provide quality services in Pakistan and contribute to the country’s revenue. It was also shared that government is in the transitory stage, but tough decisions are in the pipeline for reducing the economic bottlenecks and ensuring stability in economic growth. This stability would bring in more significant benefits for businesses and the masses of the country.
In conclusion, the Minister of State for Finance and Revenue acknowledged and commended the role of the telecommunication sector in the growth of the digital economy of Pakistan. Also, she assured the team that the government would provide the maximum possible support for the expansion of the telecommunication sector in the country.