In the most significant development for the Telecom sector of Pakistan during the past decade, the Government of Pakistan has been declared the winner of the “GSMA Government Leadership Award 2017” at the biggest annual telecom industry gathering at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. The Award was received by the Minister of State for IT &T and Telecom Ms. Anusha Rahman during the Global Mobile awards and goes on to confirm the worldwide acclaim and global recognition of the Government’s Telecommunication Policy 2015.
While accepting the award on behalf of Government of Pakistan, Anusha thanked the global telecom community and the GSM Association for reiterating its confidence and trust in the telecom sector policies of the Government of Pakistan. 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”. She congratulated the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Pakistani people on winning the Second Global GSMA award in a short span of 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.