Enhancing Telecommunications in Pakistan: PTA and ITU Strengthen Ties at MWC 2024

In a significant step towards advancing the telecommunications sector in Pakistan, the Chairman of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Major General (R) Hafeez Ur Rehman, convened with Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, the esteemed Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). This pivotal meeting took place on the margins of the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2024, marking another milestone in the ongoing collaboration between PTA and ITU aimed at fostering stronger ties and discussing innovative initiatives destined to shape Pakistan’s telecommunications landscape.

The discussions between Chairman PTA and the ITU Secretary-General were rich and fruitful, covering a broad spectrum of topics, including the PTA’s current and prospective projects, regulatory frameworks, and the latest technological breakthroughs in the field. A highlight of the meeting was the presentation of PTA’s Digital Gender Inclusion Strategy and the Parental Guidebook on Child Online Protection. The Secretary-General of ITU, Ms. Bogdan-Martin, commended these gender inclusion efforts, emphasizing the importance of such initiatives in the broader context of telecommunications development.

Further solidifying their commitment to cooperative progress, the Chairman extended an invitation to the Secretary-General to visit Pakistan. This gesture aims to pave the way for hosting future regulatory events within the country, thereby enhancing Pakistan’s role on the global telecommunications stage. The meeting concluded on a note of mutual agreement to persist in their collaborative efforts and knowledge sharing, underscoring the shared vision of both organizations to drive forward the telecommunications sector in Pakistan.

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