Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani inaugurated Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited’s (PTCL) celebration of achieving Pakistan’s first one million broadband customers as part of the national commemoration of World Telecommunication & Information Society Day 2012 held at Pak-China Friendship Centre. “Telecommunications and IT are bringing encouraging economic dividends and inspiring lifestyle choices for the Pakistani people,” said Gilani, the chief guest of the mega-event organised jointly by PTCL and Ministry of IT and Telecom. “Achieving the million customers mark is yet another historic milestone for PTCL,” said PTCL President & CEO Walid Irshaid in his remarks. “PTCL passionately believes in creating innovative yet affordable information and communications technology (ICT) and telecom solutions that cater the needs of all segments of Pakistan’s society, especially women. We are determined to utilise the full potential of ICTs by providing women with the telecommunication tools, products and services they need for empowerment.”
Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2012.
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