March 02, 2022: Smart Phone for all and Mobile with Data package will be available on Installments soon said Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication Syed Amin-Ul-Haque.
“Smart Phone for all and Mobile with Data package will be available on Installments soon, I have directed to prepare work plan in this regard” he said this while talking to the media held at the Pakistani Consulate on sideline of Mobile World Congress 2022 (MWC22) in Barcelona.
The minister is in Barcelona to attend the four-day conference aims to develop strategies for enhancing mobile connectivity around the world and access to communication technology for the common man, and to benefit from each others experiences and observations. The World Congress, organized under the GSMA, is being attended by government representatives of telecommunications and officials of telecom companies from around the world.
The Minister said that for the first time in the history of Pakistan, a mobile manufacturing policy was formulated and approved by the Cabinet and Parliament.
Locally manufactured mobiles are also being exported to various countries, he added.
In response to a question, Syed Amin-ul-Haq said that he also has reservations about the imposition of taxes on mobile phones imported from abroad for the personal use.
Syed Amin-ul-Haq said, “we are working to give right of vote to overseas Pakistanis.”
He hoped that Overseas Pakistanis would be able to exercise their voting right through internet in the next general elections.
He said that in Barcelona he has been meeting with ministers of many countries, international IT companies, global telecommunications companies, and World Bank officials.
He said that many institutions have expressed interest and lauded that Pakistan is an investment-friendly country.